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.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Opus 2012-186, Movie Mantras: 2016: Obama’s America

Yesterday we went to see a new movie called 2016:  Obama’s America.  It is an adaptation of a book by Dinesh D’Souza.  He travels the world interviewing people who knew Barak Obama and his family.  His goal is to outline in a clear way the roots of who Barak Obama is and what that will mean to the country if he is re-elected.

I was amazed at the people who were willing to talk to him.  D’Souza is not a secret conservative.  He should be well known to these people.  But they talked to him on camera.

His thesis is that to understand Obama you need to understand the historical philosophy he believes in and how we need to change America to bring it into the world as he sees it.  The key terms are “Colonialism” and “Anti-Colonialism.”  This comes straight out of the Communist playbook as they have gone into the third world and convinced people that their problems are all because of the greedy empire builders of Europe and America.  They are poor because we stole their wealth.  The answer is to make us poor.

For you this may be preaching to the choir but if you can get some of your fence sitting friends to see it with you and discuss it afterward it might help swing the election.

November is coming.  Do the names Sotomayor and Kagan ring any bells?  Elections matter.

homo unius libri


  1. Actually, England DID pretty much get rich by stealing the wealth of other nations. Other countries much less so.

  2. Two things that make me question that although it is "common wisdom." First, would the colonies have done anything to extract or develop the riches on their own? There is no way to know but I don't see anything in their present society to think they would be any better off today. Second, one reason England got out of the empire business was that they finally realized that empires cost more to maintain than they bring in.

    Another issue is also unprovable and not necessarily a good reason, but those cultures would have done the same if they had the ability.

    In the movie D'Souza interviews Obama's brother and the brother expresses the opinion that Kenya would be better off today if the English had stayed longer.

    My opinions though are worth little more than the paper they are written on, wait, this is a computer.

    Grace and peace.


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.