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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 1, 2016

Opus 2016-61: Headlines: Deception and Violence Sell

I am not a supporter of the KKK.  I am a supporter of the First Amendment which maintains the rights to speech, assembly and petition.  I am disappointed with the Drudge Report and the teaser I saw Sunday.  The teaser said, “Four stabbed in melee at Ku Klux Klan rally in CA...”  Based on that headline it would be natural to assume that those dirty, nasty, racist, violent Klan members were either attacking other people or stabbing each other.  Technically the title is accurate but it certainly leaves an impression.

Not so fast.  If you read the article you will find that a group protesting the Klan’s rally attacked the Klan members as soon as they got out of their car.  The “melee” was the Klan defending itself from the mob.  One of the injured was stabbed by a Klansman defending himself with a flag pole.  I wonder if that will bring the government to make us register our flag poles.

The article states,
“Several witnesses said that a peaceful counter-protest had been under way for about three hours when the Klansmen arrived in a black SUV.”
ow peaceful were they?  I guess they were fine until someone arrived that they did not like and then they became exactly what they were protesting against.
“Several counter-protesters were taken into custody after stomping a KKK member on the ground, Wyatt said.”
The article left out any description of the mob attacking the Klan members.  When that happens you have to assume that they were members of minorities protected by political correctness.

Being a violent racist is not acceptable even when you are attacking racists.

homo unius libri

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