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, July 2, 2014

Opus 2014-166: Headlines: Good Reporting for a Change

Don’t get too excited about the so called “slap down” of the Obama administration.

I like good reporting.  Good reporting does a little digging and give us the ability to analyze a situation because we have more facts.  Good reporting gives us the information we need to think and come to our own conclusions.  The Washington Times did that.

Much has been made of the twenty times that the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously to protect our freedoms during this administration.  What the Times (of Washington, not L.A. or N.Y.) points out is that we had these decisions fifteen times during George W. Bush’s presidency and twenty three times during Clinton’s service.  I would suggest that the difference is not statistically significant. 

Also, the Times (of Washington, not L.A. or N.Y.) points out that many of these unanimous decisions had nothing to do with the abuse of presidential power.

A major role of the court is a check to the legislative and executive branches.  It’s greatest power is to say “no” to government overreach.  I personally am glad to see it when it happens.

Also note that many of the decisions that limit government power are 5-4, not 9-0.  We are one justice away from a total loss of everything that makes America special. 

Remember that when you consider not voting in 2016 because neither candidate is conservative enough.  If Mitt were president do you think we would have people as left wing as Kagan and Sotomayor masquerading as champions of law and justice?  Better a Kennedy than a Kagan.  Better 50% than 0.

Elections matter.

homo unius libri


  1. Nor would we have vital security positions packed full of muslims.

    1. You forget that Islam is a religion of peace. You sound like one of those bigots that has actually read the Koran and history.

      Grace and peace.


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