Tag Archives: religion

Religion and politics

Religion and politics collided during the campaign of President John F. Kennedy, shown here with his brother Robert and J. Edgar Hoover, Director, FBI.

Politics and religion collided during the Amy Coney Barrett hearings. As they did once before–during the election campaign of John F. Kennedy.

Tyranny and Hypocrisy in the 21st Century

Jefferson swore hostility to tyranny.

Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today I will be talking about the West’s continual slide into tyranny and the continued destruction of Western Civilization, as well as offering some explanations for that slide. It seems obvious to me that Western governments are constantly reaching for more and more power and control over their nations, their citizens. They must have the power to rule and regulate every tiny aspect of their people’s lives in order to serve as a replacement for the God they think they have destroyed. Today, their dominion and power is almost absolute.

Philosophy and theology in Star Trek

Ancient Greek philosophy, with its proponents to personify it.

Fifty years of Star Trek definitely touched on philosophical issues. But the absence of treatment of religious issues speaks volumes about religion in Star Trek. This article will assess the philosophy, the theology (or lack thereof), and the social mores of Star Trek.

Netanyahu forms coalition government

Obama interferes in Israeli elections. Does he also use taxpayer money to pay for it?

Yesterday, Benjamin Netanyahu formed a coalition government. This lets him avoid early elections, remove nettlesome distractions, and prepare for war.

Same-sex marriage and religious freedom

The Constitution, which sets forth the principle of rule of law, defines what is unconstitutional, and guarantees freedom of speech and other liberties of a Constitutional republic, and also describes the impeachment power. (How many know of the Jewish roots of this document?) Hypocrisy threatens Constitutional government. Could Israel use a constitution like this? More to the point: would a Convention of States save it, or destroy it? (Example: civil asset forfeiture violates the Constitution.) Quick fixes like Regulation Freedom Amendments weaken it. Furthermore: the Constitution provides for removing, and punishing, a judge who commits treason in his rulings. Furthermore, opponents who engage in lawfare against an elected President risk breaking the Constitution.

In a news conference today, a reporter asked President Obama about whether he supported same-sex marriage. He said that DOMA (the federal Defense of Marriage Act) and similar State laws that protect marriage as between a man and a woman were unconstitutional. And then he said that New York’s law that permits same-sex marriages is constitutional.

Is America a Christian nation?

The Signers would praise North Dakota today

Comments from the Founders say that it is.

In the fall of 2010, not only did President Obama state that the United States was not a Christian nation; he also left out a few crucial words when he quoted from our Declaration of Independence. He said:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are equal with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Of course, these are not the words Thomas Jefferson wrote when he penned the Declaration of Independence. He wrote the following words (the ones in bold print are the ones Obama left out):

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

For those of us who understand and value our history, it becomes imperative that we be able to understand and defend the Judeo-Christian principles this country was founded upon – that is if we wish to keep it Judeo-Christian. While throughout this article we will be referring to this country as being “Christian” it is necessary to understand that the Christian principles being discussed were first established in the Mosaic code. Therefore, while it is more accurate to say this is a Judeo-Christian nation, the common terminology is to refer to the United States as a Christian nation. It is the term our founders used and it will be the term used in this article, with proper acknowledgment being given that these principles were established in the Torah well before the advent of Christianity,