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, April 5, 2014

Opus 2014-80: Headlines: Hoodwinking the Public

The recent shooting at Fort Hood brings up a lot of questions. 

If you had visited the Drudge Report, one of the links took you to a post that asked questions about the common thread of drug use by the people doing mass shootings.  That link took you to an article on  The point of that article was that most mass murderers are either being treated with psychiatric drugs or had been taking them.  You can check out the article which was written last September or you can Google “drugs used by mass shooters” and get a long list of articles on the subject.

It seems that these legally used prescription drugs are part of the problem.  Of course the news outlets don’t go there.  They would rather yell about gun control and right wing whacks.  The article linked above brings that out but then falls into the mantra of blaming the drug companies instead of questioning the ehtics of the media.

At one point the article says,
“You can’t trust the media to tell you the real story”
I agree with that but they try to explain it away this way,
“The media is mostly just using this shooting as another way to sell more advertising while pushing a particular political agenda...”
Political agenda, yes.  Just a way to sell advertising, no.  This is not a matter of newspapers trying to make money it is a matter of anti-gun zealots trying to disarm a nation.  Even on the internet writers fall into the mantra of greedy capitalists and downplay power-hungry elites.

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