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, March 10, 2015

Opus 2015-62: Politically Correct Nom de Plumes

We all know about the oxymorons like jumbo shrimp.  It is also a jump to accept that “new” and “improved” always go together.

Those are advertising and sales.  I can deal with that.  What I find more irritating is how our language is constantly being watered down with politically correct phrases that demonstrate ignorance of history and geography.

Take for instance the term “native American.”  I have always thought that was a real retard of a term.  A native is someone born in a country as opposed to an immigrant.  Since I was born in this country, I am a native American.  Since the American Indian tribes migrated to North America from Asia they are no more “native” than the Scots who migrated from the British Isles.

Or how about “African American.”  It has replace “black,” which replaced “Negro,” which replaced “colored,” etc.  Get out a map of Africa.  What do you see running across the coast?  You see Arabic nations.  At the southern tip of the continent you have the Republic of South Africa, which has a hefty white population.  On the east coast you have the Swahili culture which is a combination of East Indian, Arabic and black African.  Technically an immigrant from Egypt would be an African American.  African-American?  It includes just about everyone.

Then you have the Progressives.  This is a resurrection.  “Progressive” was a title used by old time socialists in the early 20th century.  They were known to be backers of Benito Mussolini and his Fascist approach to government.   Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a Progressive.  Part of her program was eugenics which included the elimination of the inferior races.  That was one reason she pushed abortion so much.  So we have a historic group who wanted to abort babies and have the government control business and manufacturing.  Yes, that sounds like our modern Progressives.

One of the reasons that the new Common Core Curriculum standards ignore history is that history gives you a context in which to think and modern education wants the mindless classes to avoid thinking at any cost.

Maybe it is time to resurrect the concept of Bread and Circuses.  Oh, wait.  We already have the EBT card being accepted at fast food joints and liquor stores.

These people are hard to keep ahead of.

homo unius libri


  1. There IS no keeping ahead of the devil, but we still know who wins the game!

    1. True. I am ready for the tide to turn any time but I think that means the end is here.

      Grace and peace.


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