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, October 18, 2012

Opus 2012-265, Headlines: Pinocchio Syndrome

We are all used to the different terms that are substituted for the word “lie.”  We have spin, exaggeration, viewpoint, interpretation and so forth but a lie by any other name, be it oh so sweet, is still a lie.  We are used to the lies of political campaigns.  As we watched the debate we were inundated with many more.  It is hard to know at the moment which candidate is lying and which is just wrong.  There is a difference but without the ability to look deeper into the statements it is hard to know who’s number are right and who is being creative.  They can’t both be right.

But there was one point in the debate when I was glad I was not sitting in the front row, just in case the Pinocchio Syndrome reared it’s ugly head and a nose started growing.  That was when President Obama stated that he was a believer in the free enterprise system.  I am always amazed when people can make statements like that with their bare face hanging out and not be so embarrassed that they have to run and hide.  This one was even bigger than when he declared he was a supporter of coal and coal mining was going great.  Don’t you remember the interview in which he promised to put coal out of business?  Am I the only one?

He is not in favor of free enterprise.  He is in favor of big government.  He is in favor of only the government elite having money or power.  He wants to destroy the American Experiment and bring back the world of Animal Farm where everyone is equal but some are more equal than others.  He is an advocate of crony capitalism which is just another name for the fascist system of Germany and Italy before World War II. 

It is said that people get the government they deserve.  If we don’t wake up as a nation, if we don’t restore the sense of personal responsibility, if we don’t stop demanding cradle to grave security then I am afraid that we will get more of the government we deserve right now.  We need to set the clock back, not because we are afraid of progress but because we are afraid of Progressives. 

November is coming.  What kind of government do you deserve?

homo unius libri


  1. Slavery must be a form of government, because that's where we're headed, so I guess it's what we, as a nation, deserve.

  2. Sad but true for the general population. But what about us that are going kicking and screaming? I keep hoping that if we kick and scream loud enough we will make enough people uncomfortable to make a difference.

    If not, I have read the book and I know who wins. See you at the rapture.

    Grace and peace.


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