Culture and Religion

Observations about society, including culture and religion, and about life. With our inherent social nature, group behaviors are important, such as divide and conquer, absolute power, or conformance, in the critical issues of our day. A team with diverse skills can accomplish what an individual cannot. Our problems are solved when we work together.

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Does God Bless America?

Do We Have Tyranny?

Left Hand of God

Governed by Fear

Political Power

End of Civil Debate

Domestic Enemies

No Hope and No Change

Big Government Is Not Socialism

Campaign Slogans

Free Market for Basic Needs


These pages are about the present: the interaction of religion, culture and politics. The date shown in parentheses is the date that page was last changed.

Does God Bless America? I often hear America is based on Judeo-Christian beliefs. Did our founding fathers (many of whom left Europe to avoid religious persecution) really want our government run by those with such strong religious beliefs? (07/12/2002)

Do We Have Tyranny? The founding fathers wrote the Constitution to prevent a small group from taking over, by providing checks and balances in the three primary legs of our government (executive, legislative and judicial). Recent events show that these Constitutional checks and balances are no longer effective. (02/28/2004)

The Left Hand of God Michael Lernerís recent book suggests the Democratic Party must take on a political and religious platform of compassion and tolerance in opposition to the Republican Partyís platform of religious intolerance. (07/14/2007)

Governed by Fear? The current political debate seems to emphasize foreign threats of terrorism and domestic threats to Christians (homosexuals and atheistic scientists). How did our country get to this state? (10/13/2007)

Political Power Political power is much more important than accountability. (06/22/2008)

The End of Civil Debate The political resolution of various issues is hampered by the inability to deal with the real problem, like with health care, abortion, same sex marriage, foreign policy, anthropogenic global warming. (03/14/2010)

Domestic Enemies Widespread NSA tapping indicates the American people are a domestic enemy to the government. (07/13/2013)

No Hope and No Change The Obama administration has offered no beneficial change over the Bush administration and there are no signs of hope in the near future. (10/10/2010)

Big Government Is Not Socialism Having a big government or having a welfare program does not make it socialist. (04/06/2014)

Campaign Slogans The local candidate for the Wisconsin Representative in Congress has a campaign card espousing what are claimed to be Wisconsin values, but I disagree with that claim. (10/26/2014)

Free Market Solutions for Basic Needs The Congress elected in 2014 will probably stress free market solutions to the problems of basic human needs, like education and health care, even those policies will never work to benefit most Americans. (11/23/2014)

There is a page of web site links that might be interest, regarding these political topics.

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