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, November 11, 2015

Opus 2015-430: Discernment Watch: Redefining Privilege

Can it be true?  Is the central figure in the Mizzou protest against white privilege really from a family of millionaires? 

I saw the link on Instapundit.  It was hard to accept without investigations.  One of the things I am trying to teach my students about research on the internet is to follow a story to its source so you can evaluate how reliable it is.  For instance, consider the Ben Carson “scandal” about West Point.  Once I saw it came from Politico I knew I could ignore it. 

So I clicked on the link.

That lead me to the Gateway Pundit.  I would accept that as reliable but because they are conservative I would not use them as a source for doubters.  Like a good reporter on the internet, they gave a link to their source.

That led me to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.  Being MSM, I would not consider them unbiased.  I don’t read the paper enough to know but I would assume they maintain a left leaning editorial policy.  It doesn’t matter, they are MSM.  If you would not accept Instapundit or Gateway Pundit because they lean right, you should accept the Post-Dispatch because it leans left.  The quotes are accurate.  According the the Post-Dispatch, Jonathan Butler’s father’s “ 2014 compensation was $8.4 million, according to regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.”

This is the poster child to protest white privilege.

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