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.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Opus 2011-173, Headlines: Dan Quayle Syndrome Strikes Again

President Obama had a recent Dan Quayle moment.  He was in England and visiting Westminster Cathedral.  Evidently they have a guest book for people to sign.  I am guessing it is just for the rich and famous, not for common folks like us.  That is fine.  No one would care if I visited, certainly history would not need a record of it.  Our president wrote a nice little note and both he and his wife signed it.  So far so good.  Then he put the date.  He wrote the year as 2008.  Maybe you have not noticed, but it is now 2011.

I am sure you all remember the time that Dan Quayle supposedly misspelled potato.  It became the main headline of the age as he was hounded by the media.  It is still referred to on a regular basis.  I don’t read the Democratic Talking Point Newspapers, so I can’t be sure, but I don’t think President Obama’s mistake received much press.  I don’t watch TV at all, but I don’t think this has been a lead story.  Suddenly a leading politician has a moment of stupid and it is ignored.  It is a Dan Quayle moment.

It was a Dan Quayle moment because the current President is a Democrat and once again the press did not make a big deal about it.  It made nothing of his comment about visiting the 57 states.  It regularly ignores the bumbling moments that come with great regularity.  If George Bush would have done such a human thing we would be reminded again and again that the Chimp doesn’t pay much attention to the real world of us common folks. 

The Declaration of Independence may declare that all men were created equal but we need to remember that President Obama is not a mere man, he is a messiah that is going to stop the oceans from rising.

As George Orwell wrote, “All men are created equal.  It is just that some are more equal than others.”

homo unius libri

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