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.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Opus 2014-314: Headlines: Stupid Is As Stupid Does

I keep hearing it from pundits, “The American people are not stupid.”  The latest was in a commentary piece by Tammy Bruce in The Washington Times, National Weekly, November 24, 2014, p. 30.  You can find a slightly different version of the article at the on-line link.  She says,
“The American people aren’t stupid, but the mainstream media work very hard at keeping us ignorant.”
I have a real problem with that.  Keep in mind that the American people elected this president two times.  Remember that large sections of the American people are in love with Bubba and his power seeking wife, Hillary.  Remember that a large slice of Americans still repeat the mantra that Islam is a religion of peace.

Maybe ignorant is a better word than stupid but it is an ignorance based in choice or sloth.  I remember the candidate Obama making the promise that if he were elected he would put the coal business out of business and raise our electricity rates.  That was in public view and was ignored.  I remember the president promising universal, Cadillac health care or everyone at a reduced cost.  No one can claim ignorance on that one, only stupidity will do.  I keep hearing that his approval rating are down at 39%.  What is it that the 39% approve of?

Will the American people wake up?  Past experience does not bode well but we can always hope.  Maybe that makes me the stupid one.

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