Politics and religion: where should the two intersect?

Politics and religion: where should the two intersect?

In some nations there is an official separation between religion and politics, whilst in others the two are inextricably link.

What place should religion have when it comes to legislation? Should we support a theocracy or should we be framing our culture according to a particular worldview or religion? Ravi Zacharias suggests that we should be in favour of the latter (acknowledging the Christian foundation of our society), but he warns that “Any time religion is politicised it is in danger of extinction.”

Why Only One Way to God?

Why Only One Way to God?

Given that there are so many religions out there, how can Christians suggest that there is only way to God? Surely such a narrow viewpoint is close-minded and politically incorrect? At OICCU’s main event in 2013 Michelle Tepper tackles this very topic, as part of their ‘Born Loved’ week.

Do all religions lead to the same goal?

Do all religions lead to the same goal?

There are many competing ideas and beliefs in our global society today and any claims about absolute truth seem to go against the grain, when it comes to the promotion of religious pluralism, peace and tolerance. In this excerpt from RZIM’s Foundation of Apologetics series, John Lennox introduces the topic and explains why the Christian message is unique.

Does religion poison everything?

Does religion poison everything?

A common claim made by many atheists is that religion causes evil, suffering, division and war. For example, at the Munk Debate in Toronto last November, Christopher Hitchens argued this very point against Tony Blair. Religion, Hitchens claimed, causes sectarianism, division, strife, disagreement, war, poverty and a host of societal evils. In his best-selling book, God is Not Great, Hitchens even wrote that “religion poisons everything.”

Doesn’t Religion Just Cause Evil, Suffering, Division and War?

Doesn’t Religion Just Cause Evil, Suffering, Division and War?

A common claim made by many atheists is that religion causes evil, suffering, division and war. For example, at the Munk Debate in Toronto last November, Christopher Hitchens argued this very point against Tony Blair. Religion, Hitchens claimed, causes sectarianism, division, strife, disagreement, war, poverty and a host of societal evils. In his best-selling book, God is Not Great, Hitchens even wrote that “religion poisons everything”.

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