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 23, 2011

Opus 2011-31, Label It Nonsense

I came across an opinion piece in my Washington Times National Weekly, January 10, 2011, p. 29.  It is titled “Out-of-Control Labelers” and written by Angela Logomasini. 

It seems that the Nanny State Elites want to put nutrition labels on beer and wine.  Okay, I guess that is consistent with requiring it on my Snickers bar, that is to say, nonsense.  I don’t drink at all so it won’t effect me directly.  Indirectly it will extend the tentacles of the government monster and make it more powerful. 

What I thought was typical was the logic that these control freaks used.  A group of nine college students ended up in the emergency room because they drank too much.  Most of us would shake our heads and say, “Kids these days!”  Some might volunteer to be designated drivers.  Not these folks.  They say it was ignorance.  If the kids had just realized how much alcohol was in the drinks they would have known when to say “no”.  I quote:
“Maybe if the standard drinks per container had been required to appear on the labels, they wouldn’t have made that mistake.”

The author has more smarts than this entire group of experts.  She responds,
“It’s more likely that college students would use such labels to select drinks with the highest levels of caffeine and alcohol.”
The two organizations that are National Consumers League (NCL) and the Center for Science in the Public Interest.  You might want to stop by their websites and share how you feel about their concern.

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