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.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Opus 2012-230, Discernment Watch: Google Bias

In the previous post I mentioned that I could not find the article on the net.  I did a search by typing in the title and even tried it using Sowell’s name.  What was interesting to me was that even though I did not find the article I did find an advertisement for the Obama campaign.  Understand, I was looking for an article that was critical of the president and the first listing that came up was a link to the official Obama campaign site. 

Interesting.  I wonder how much the Obama campaign had to pay to get that high of a listing.

Understand that Google is not an agent of free speech.  It is a search engine that has a bottom line called “profit.”  I have no problem with that.  “Profit” is not a dirty word.  More power to them.

At the same time, be aware.  Or should I say “Beware.”  Don’t assume that because it is on the internet it is free of values and bias.  Keep your thinking cap on at all times.  There are also other search engines but I don’t assume they are any more righteous than Google.  Government coercion can be extended to anyone.

As another president said, “Trust, but verify.”

homo unius libri


  1. Snopes practices a little "selective" bias, too. If there's something they don't want you to know, they just don't do an article on it.

    1. We must keep our minds in gear at all times.

      Grace and peace.


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