where religion and politics meet

Everybody has a worldview. A worldview is what you believe about life: what is true, what is false, what is right, what is wrong, what are the rules, are there any rules, what is the meaning of life, what is important, what is not.

If a worldview includes a god/God, it is called a religion. If a bunch of people have the same religion, they give it a name.

Nations have worldviews too, a prevailing way of looking at life that directs government policies and laws and that contributes significantly to the culture. Politics is the outworking of that worldview in public life.

Our country’s worldview used to be Christianity. Now we are told it is and has always been secularism, which is practical atheism. This issue divides our country, but those who disagree are divided as well on how to respond.

Our country could not have been founded as a secular nation, because a secular country could not guarantee freedom of religion. Secular values would be higher than religious ones, and they would supersede them when there was a conflict. Secularism sees religion only as your personal preferences, like your taste in food, music, or movies. It does not see religion, any religion, as being true.

But God, prayer, the Bible, and the Ten Commandments were always important parts of our public life, including our public schools, until 1963, when the court called supreme ruled them unconstitutional, almost 200 years after our nation’s founding.

Our country also did not envision a multitude of different religions co-existing in one place, because the people, and the government, would then be divided on the basic questions of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Our Constitution, which we fought a war to be able to enact, states, among other things, that our government exists for us to form a more perfect union, ensure domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. It could not do this unless it had a clear vision of what it considers to be true, a vision shared with the vast majority of the people in this country.

I want to engage the government, the culture, and the people who live here to see life again from a Christian perspective and to show how secularism is both inadequate and just plain wrong.

Because religion deals with things like God, much of its contents is not subject to the scientific method, though the reasons why one chooses to believe in God or a particular religion certainly demand serious investigation, critical thinking, and a hunger for what is true.

Science and education used to be valuable tools in the search for truth, but science has chosen to answer the foundational questions of life without accepting the possibility of any supernatural causes, and education no longer considers the search to be necessary, possible, or worthwhile.

poligion: 1) the proper synthesis of religion and politics 2) the realization, belief, or position that politics and religion cannot be separated or compartmentalized, that a person’s religion invariably affects one’s political decisions and that political decisions invariably stem from one’s worldview, which is what a religion is.

If you are new to this site, I would encourage you to browse through the older articles. They deal with a lot of the more basic issues. Many of the newer articles are shorter responses to partiular problems.

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Thank you.

Larry Craig

Thursday, October 13, 2016

politicians, Presidents, and sex scandals

This is a response I wrote to a friend on Facebook when she expressed embarrassment and disgust over the recent talk of Donald Trump's behavior of 2005.  Her children were particularly upset.

When we had 17 Republican candidates, I thought that there were about 7 or 8 that I could support.  As I started thinking and writing about the issues, I identified 5 that I called the iceberg sinking the ship. If the ship sinks, nothing else is going to matter. On each issue, Trump was the only one who either saw the problem, offered the best or right solution to the problem, or showed the resolution and independence to do what needs to be done.  Since then he has brought up other issues that I never imagined a candidate would bring up, and these would have incredible benefits to our country.

Hillary Clinton has lied to Congress, the FBI, and to the American people.  She left 4 Americans to die and then lied to their parents about why they died.  I can’t think of one policy, plan, or program that she has proposed that will not hurt our country.  Among others, she has spoken often of the need for religious values to be subordinated to the higher secular values.  This is how the persecution of Christians in our country will start.

John Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Bill Clinton had sex scandals all through their political careers, and three of them still became President.  Their same behavior continued through their time in the White House.

Trump is crude.  No question.  But frankly our political system in Washington is so corrupt and entrenched in self-serving abuse of power that it will take somebody who is not a part of the system to break it.  Samson was one of the judges of Israel, and God used him.  I don’t see anybody else who sees so much of what needs to be done, has actually talked about doing it, and has shown the independence to do it.

We are in a war for the survival of our country.  Wars are not pretty and not always suitable for  younger viewers.