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, February 20, 2011

Opus 2011-65, Special Interests

We hear a lot about special interests from both sides of the political aisle.  Every speech about the economy or the budget lays the problem at the feet of “special interests.”  Just what is a special interest anyway?

The way the term is used it means some evil, self-centered power block that wants to rob the rest of us to put money in their pocket.  It is used to attack people you oppose.  If you are in favor of gun control you think the NRA is a special interest.  If you want to protect the environment, property owners are a special interest. 

In reality everyone is part of a special interest.  It simply means you have a concern.  It is not a nasty term.  Everyone has needs and angles.  Next time you hear it used in a negative manner, assume that the person speaking is trying to cover up their own agenda and special interests.  Assume someone is trying to deceive you.

Happy thinking.

homo unius libri

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