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 2, 2011

Opus 2011-3, Discernment Watch: Tecumseh

Censorship can show up in the strangest places.  In my history books at school is a famous portrait of the Indian chief Tecumseh.  I had glanced at it many times and not paid much attention.  Then one day I saw the same picture in an older book and it looked strange.  Something was different.  Eventually I noticed what it was.

In the original portrait, Tecumseh is smoking a pipe.  In the current picture the pipe has been airbrushed out of the picture.  Political correctness strikes again.  Because the do-gooders of the Nanny Nation are on a war against freedom and tobacco is near the top of their list, they took the liberty, if you will excuse the word, of removing the evidence that someone they wanted to praise had the terrible habit of smoking tobacco.

I don’t smoke.  Never have, never will.  But I like my history accurate and uncensored.  I don’t like the editors of my books to manipulate my mind or my students minds.

Censorship, by any other name, be it oh so sweet, is still censorship.

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