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, May 29, 2014

Opus 2014-122: Bait and Switch Headlines

I am glad I read it.  It was informative.  It was not what it claimed to be.

I started on The Drudge Report, scanning the “headlines” and looking for something of interest.  My eye focused on a title, “Atlanta Mayor Rising Star.”  The picture showed a black man and knowing the history of Atlanta I assumed he would be a Democrat.  Since I wonder who would be considered a rising star in the Democrat party I clicked the link.

It wasn’t about the mayor of Atlanta.  It was about Bilderberg.  Even the title, “Reed to participate in annual Bilderberg meeting,” continued the fantasy.  After the first sentence, Reed was never mentioned again.  I learned nothing about why he was considered a rising star or what he had done to earn that title.  I did learn about the Bilderberg group. 

That was worth the reading.  I have always heard them mocked in the media.  This was an unbiased report on this private group of thinkers that come together to discuss world issues.  It is too bad that it was not billed that way.

I am finding this kind of thing on Drudge more often all the time.  You can often not tell what the article is about by the way it is sold.  Sometimes deception is a tool even on the right.

homo unius libri


  1. You have to remember that the "journalists" at Drudge probably went to the same sort of universities as the ones at Mother Jones.

    1. I often make the mistake of thinking just because someone has a "conservative" label that they are trustworthy instead of being just a little less sneaky. I think it was Reagan that said, "Trust, but verify."

      Grace and peace.


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