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, June 24, 2015

Opus 2015-190: Headlines: Raunchy Reporting

Another police shooting.  Will we have riots, demonstrations and presidential involvement?  Probably not.  From the picture the “victim” looks white.

That is one issue but another is the way in which this is reported in the press.  The headline in The Independent reads, “Los Angeles police shoot unarmed man in the head who 'waved at them for help with a towel'”. 

That gets your attention, and if you are looking for a reason to hate the police, gets your blood up.  Most people read the title and maybe the first paragraph.  The first paragraph expands on the idea of waving the towel.  So this casual reader misses a more accurate description of what happened. 
“‘The officers stopped to investigate and see what was needed,’ LAPD spokesman John Jenal told NBC Los Angeles. ‘This person then extended their arm, which was wrapped in a towel.’”
Which is it?  Is he waving a towel for help or pointing a towel wrapped hand at the police?  Evidently someone had their cell phone out and taping so it might work out based on evidence.

Another question:  If someone had time to get their cell phone ready to tape the police response, why did that person not go to help?

Hopefully the justice system will be able to work it out without the Attorney General, Jessie Jackson and Barak Obama weighing in.

homo unius libri


  1. Replies
    1. And we know that if there is a way to stir the masses up they will keep digging but if it is clear the cop was right we will hear nothing more.

      Grace and peace.


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.