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.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Opus 2015-425: Headlines: That Evil Ben Carson

I am sure you have heard about it by now.  Ben Carson is accused of making up a story about him and West Point.  All I can tell you is consider the source.

The source is a website called Politico.  I will not link it because I don’t want to increase their hits.  I first became aware of Politico several years ago when I was still listening to Hugh Hewitt on the radio and thinking that he was a real conservative.  Politico was a start up at that point and he made a real effort to give them publicity and encourage people to visit the site.  After a few visits it became clear to me that they were another leftist site trying to act like they were coming from the middle.  There was a definite slant to what they wrote and topics covered.  When I saw that Politico was the source of this “scandal” I knew that it was the site that was fabricating, not Ben Carson.

Carson never said what they said he said.  His campaign never said was they said it said.  All of that can be documented.  Was Carson totally accurate?  Probably not.  Who is?  Certainly not Politico.

Carson remains one of the top three on my list of good presidential candidates. 

Meanwhile, consider the source.

homo unius libri


  1. They are really having to dig deep to find anything to smear him with, and even then they have to really twist it to make it sound bad.

    1. I shudder to think how my life would be presented by the hyenas of the press if I ever had reason to be famous enough to torn down. I deal with this constantly with the students I am trying to teach. I am always amazed at how they can take a statement, deliberately change a word or two and start repeating it. Maybe I have a room full of future journalists.

      Grace and peace

  2. Carson does appear to have lied. The black president we have now has lied (and still is). The question is, should we give another black liar the chance to ruin the country, when the white ones have been doing so well at it (ruining it)?

    1. I am still trying to find the big lie. Was he a top ROTC cadet? Yes. Did that put him in a position to meet a famous general? Yes. Did he get the date wrong? It seems like it. Was he offered a "scholarship" to a school that does not charge tuition? I can see where it would sound that way on the offer and I doubt if he considered the fact there was no tuition. Did Politico deliberately plant the facts in a way to smear a Republican? Yes. I think there is a fundaental difference between those details and promising that you can keep your doctor if you like your doctor.

      Grace and peace.


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