Difference between God and Religion is crucial in politics.

Vivek Ramaswamy, one of the 2024 presidential candidates, explained it well when asked why he as a Hindu thinks he would be a good president for Judeo-Christian America: 

  • God is One for all peoples and all religions. Therefore, there is one set of unifying morals all nations and communities should live by. In America, this set of national morals is called Judeo-Christian, and he as a Hindu lives in America by Judeo-Christian morals and work to strengthen them. These morals are what is called individual freedoms and true democracy.  
  • Religions, and their denominations, are numerous, and they are different for different nations and communities. Religions have been tailoring One-God morals to the history and living conditions of different nations and communities.  

Vivek Ramaswamy: I’m Hindu but share ‘same values’ as Christians.  

What are these values?    

“Judeo-Christian morals” are a set of ethical and moral principles that are associated with the religious and cultural traditions of Judaism and Christianity. These two faith traditions share certain foundational beliefs and values, and these beliefs have had a crucial influence on the development of moral and ethical principles of Western societies.  

Here are some key aspects of Judeo-Christian morals: 

  • Belief in the existence of one God with His guidance for moral and ethical behavior for all.  
  • Moral and ethical guidelines specified in the Torah/Bible. 
  • Inherent dignity and worth of every human being.  
  • Importance of compassion, charity, and helping those in need.  
  • Equal justice and fairness for all – treating others as you would like to be treated (the Golden Rule) is a fundamental ethical principle. 
  • Importance of strong families and communities.  
  • Personal Responsibility.  
  • And especially important for politics, applying simultaneously these morals for building a better future in the Heavens and here on the Earth as was envisioned by our Founders and enshrined in the Constitution. 

A nation is in trouble when religious or/and political leaders disconnect the Heavens and the Earth and begin creating there a better future separately using different sets of morals for the Heavens (religious leaders) and the Earth (political leaders).

It looks like that is what we have come to in America (and Israel, and in some nations of Western Europe).  

In America, the church and synagogue attendance are down, and mistrust of politics is up. 

What to do? – As the first step, it would be particularly useful for religious and political leaders to get together and begin designing a joint approach for building a better life for everybody in the Heavens and on the Earth jointly and at the same time.  

Final note: 

Religions might be weakening but not the trust in God and His moral guidance: 

Our retreat from Christianity doesn’t mean we’ve lost our sense of morality (msn.com) 


Published by Vladimir Minkov

Vladimir Minkov Ph.D. is a nuclear scientist, published author and writer. He is the co-author of "Nuclear Shadow Boxing", a scientific history of the nuclear confrontation between the Soviet Union and USA during the cold war and is the author of many books on the Jewish identity in the Judeo-Christian civilization. Having lost much of his family in the Holocaust and finding his search for spiritual development stifled in the Soviet Union, Vladimir migrated to the United States in the late 1970s. Here in the USA Vladimir work as a scientist on various peaceful applications of nuclear energy together with American and Soviet/Russian scientist. After his retirement, he concentrated his efforts on the study of the morality of the Judeo-Christian Western Civilization connecting the morality of public life with the morality of religious life with the emphasis on the USA and the State of Israel.

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