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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Opus 2014-135: The Argument Is Never Over

The Global Warming fanatics are still at it.  They claim that we are all doomed if they are not given control of our lives.  They ignore all of the data that does not agree with their lust for power.  Their mantra is “Don’t confuse me with the facts.” 

Blaise Pascal had the same problem with the people of his day. 
“When we are accustomed to use bad reasons for proving natural effects, we are not willing to receive good reasons when they are discovered.” Pensées, Kindle Highlight Loc. 759-60
Science is the constant discovery of new information.  Every time you prove a hypothesis it just opens up new avenues of question.  Old proofs are always open to reevaluation.  At least that is how it is supposed to be.  Climate science according to Al Gore and his ilk can pick and choose what to evaluate, set up computer models to produce the results they want, make money from their mandates and demonize anyone who tries to point out the obvious errors.  It gives science a bad name.

So take the point that Pascal is trying to make and listen to all the good reasons why you might be wrong.  The truth never hurts unless you have a lot of money riding on deceit.

homo unius libri

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