where religion and politics meet

Everyone has a worldview. A worldview is what one believes 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.

Countries also have a worldview, a way of looking at life that directs government policies and laws and that contributes significantly to the culture. Ours used to be Christianity. Now it is secularism, which is practical atheism.

Some of us are trying 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.

A religion is not a culture, though it creates one. It is not what you prefer, like your taste in music or your favorite movie. It is what you believe to be true. Because it deals with things like God, much of its contents is not subject to the scientific method, but the reasons why one chooses to believe in God or a particular religion certainly demand serious investigation and critical thinking.

Every human being has the duty to search for and learn the truth about life. Education and science used to be valuable tools in this search, but science has chosen to answer the foundational questions without accepting the possibility of any supernatural causes, and education no longer considers the search to be necessary 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,

For now I want to focus my writing now articles specifically addressed to Christians. So most of my new posts will be on my other website listed below. I will continue to write and post short responses to newspaper columns and letters and even other articles as the inspiration hits me.

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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.  

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