Lets talk about Faith and Politics (keep reading there’s a twist at the end)

Who ever goes into politics presents who and what they are to the public and if elected, to committees and the debating chamber. It is up to the politician to reveal as much or as little about themselves as they wish.

No controversy so far, unless you are a Christian it seems, then we are told ┬áby some that your faith must be kept outside, hmm. I have even seen posts put on Facebook regarding elections in N Ireland “Christians need not apply”

I will not deny that my Christian faith directs me in a certain way. Quite often it will have the same end desire as my atheist friends, albeit with different motives. It is obvious, that all Christians do not think alike. The Christian Church is as diverse in it members (1 Corinthians 12:12), as are the people who make up society. I can see no reason therefore, why my faith should not be an influence on my politics, as much as someone’s atheism is an influence on there’s.

However, I do want to see the separation of church and state. There is no biblical or social reason that I can find that would support the idea that an elected church bishop should have an automatic seat in a countries parliament. I think some people see faith and religion as the same thing. Faith is God made, religion is man-made. As religion and governments are man-made, they should be separate identities but can still have the influence of faith.

Here is the twist at the end you have been waiting for. I support the aims of the British Humanist Association for constitutional reform. Yeah you read that right! I support it because it would strengthen the church and clarify many of its moral issues in a secular society. (I will develop “its moral issues in a secular society” in later blogs)

Separation would strengthen both, separation would purify both and separation is biblical (Mark 12:17)