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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Opus 2012-264, Headlines: Presidential Debate

I managed to catch most of the presidential debate last night, either on the radio or TV.  My mind is already made up so I make no pretense of objectivity.  The choice is so clear that I have a hard time believing people are still undecided.  I also have a hard time understanding how anyone with an average IQ and any common sense could vote to reelect this president.

Romney was never my first choice.  He wasn’t my second or third choice but I am not one of those who swore I would never vote for him because he was a Mormon.  I just thought there were people with better, consistent positions on the issues.  But I repeat the mantra that I have used so much in the past, “The only thing that could make me vote for Bob Dole was Bill Clinton.”  You can substitute names to get the idea.

One place I wish Romney had been stronger was on his response to the question about the AK 47.  Technically he was right but we need to keep repeating that more gun laws will not make the streets more safe.  Make a list of the most dangerous cities in the USA.  Make a list of the cities with the most restrictive gun laws.  It will be the same list.  The order might vary slightly, but gun laws lead to violence on the streets and in the homes.  It is clearly documented. 

There were other places that Romeny could have been stronger but I have been on the hot seat enough to know how good hindsight is and how easy it is to quarterback from the arm chair.  It didn’t help that the moderator allowed the President to brow-beat him and did her best to keep Romney from responding to what the President said.  But as a conservative I am honest and admit my bias. 

I did not see any clear victory for either side but with the format I didn’t expect one.

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