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.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Opus 2012-180, Discernment Watch: Hidden Agendas, Part 4, The Logical Conclusion

This was of course to be done for their own good.  The elites often have the best of intentions.  It is like you taking your pet to be neutered.  It is for their own good.  Or better yet, for the good of society.  Read what Goldberg had to say about what was happening in Germany at this time.  Notice the date given in this quote and realize it was eight years before the novel I am looking at.
“In Germany, before the Jews were rounded up, hundreds of thousands of disabled, elderly, and mentally ill ‘pure’ Germans were eliminated on the grounds they were ‘useless bread gobblers’ or ‘life unworthy of life’..., a term that first appeared in Germany in 1920.”  (Goldberg p. 268)
This began before the Jews were targeted.  Hold on to that and compare it to this quote from what was a popular science fiction work of 1928.
“They have attained this condition by centuries of weeding out the unfit. They have no hospitals for the feeble-minded or feeble-bodied - abnormal persons are not allowed to live. The same reasoning accounts for their perfect cleanliness, moral and physical. Vice is practically unknown. They believe that clean living and clean thinking are rewarded by the production of a better physical and mental type...."  (The Skylark of Space, Loc. 3300-3310)
This is not the ravings of a KKK newsletter or the writing of a fanatical Nazi.  This is not the right wing crazies or Christian fundamentalists, it is the mainline left.  You have the hero of the story who has stumbled across another planet with two races, one good and bad.  It is chilling that this was being spoken by one of the good guys in an approving way.  This book, in reprint and paperback, was available to young people of the 60's and 70's.  This is the kind of thing that was being pushed below the radar by the progressive movement. 

And what were the roots of this thinking?  Where does it come from?

To be continued...

Goldberg, Jonah.  Liberal Fascism.  New York:  Doubleday, 2007.

Smith, Edward Elmer and Garby, Lee Hawkins.  The Skylark of Space.  Amazing Stories, 1928. 
    (Gutenberg Ebook).

homo unius libri


  1. You realize, of course, that the very people influenced by it would scoff at the whole idea that there was a "plan," or even that they WERE influenced by it.

  2. That's to be expected. I work with kids who literally tell me "I don't have any gum" when it is hanging out their mouth.

    And remember that motto so popular on school walls, "If you can imagine it, you can be it." Just paraphrase it to "If you close your eyes, it ain't there."

    Grace and peace.


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