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, December 24, 2014

Opus 2014-316: Headlines: Sony and Kim

Should I get my sox in a knot over Sony?

I really don’t know.  On the one hand, anytime the forces of chaos bring disruption it effects all of us.  If criminals can do this to a corporate giant with all the money to have good security, what is to keep them from doing it to the rest of us?  I am for the rule of law so I am in favor of the perpetrators being caught and prosecuted. 

On the other hand I have not heard anything that damages national security or our basic liberties, at least nothing worse than the government does on a regular basis.  I will concede I have not been reading all the stories, just the headlines.  I have heard a lot about left wing corporate and entertainment moguls being revealed as bigots and hypocrites.  This is news?  I have heard that the personal details of celebrities has been turned over to the public.  This is worse than National Enquirer?   Am I supposed to care more about the private life of Sony executives than I do about Kim Kardashian?

Does this effect the real world as much as Diane Feinstein turning over secret information that endangers the lives of American embassy staff overseas?  Does it put American tourists and workers around the world at risk as much as President Obama making deals with terrorists and releasing known jihad killers?  I know I am getting older and starting to slip, but what am I missing?

For now I am treating it like celebrity news or media ratings revelations and to be honest, I would rather read a book.

homo unius libri


  1. I'm with you. I have a hard time really caring about the information that got disclosed. Methinks the only reason it's gotten so much attention is that the press is part of the entertainment business, so THEY think it's big news.

  2. We saw that on the IRS e-mails. It is under the radar until it hits close to home.

    Grace and peace

  3. I don't have much sympathy for either side; I just hate to see anyone get away with blackmail.

    1. You mean it is a matter of law, not entertainment.

      Grace and peace.


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