Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Opus 2011-13, Renaming Liberalism

It is not popular to be a liberal today.  Ask anyone involved in the news media is they are liberal and they will usually deny it.  Ask any liberal professor if they are a liberal and usually they will deny it.  They know that being a liberal does not sell so they call themselves moderates or claim to have no political bias.

They have taken another step.  Now they label themselves Progressives.  We all want to be progressive, right.  So they are progressive.  They are for Progress.  This is New Speak.  It is a way of making the meaning of words be what you want it to mean.

Unfortunately, this is not a new idea.  The Progressives go back at least to the early 20th century.  They thought that the idea of eugenics was progressive so they started an organization that later became Planned Parenthood.  They wanted to stop inferior people from having children.  This was Progress.  They thought that the idea of the state running everything was a good idea.  They liked the Fascist Mussolini of Italy.  After all he made the trains run on time.  This was Progress.  Until the Nazis arrived on the scene and began stealing the thunder they thought that fascism was the cats meow.

Now they are back.  They still want the government to make the decisions in your life.  They want to tell you what kind of lightbulbs to  use.  This is Progress.  They want to force you to take and pay for their idea of health insurance.  This is Progress.  They want you to get out of your car an onto a bicycle.  This is Progress.  They want to take away all those unsafe guns.  This is Progress.  They want to regulate the internet.  This is Progress.  They have a lot of things they want.  All in the name of Progress and at the expense of your liberty. 

They call it Progressive.  I call it liberal.  What do you call it?

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