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, May 29, 2016

Opus 2016-142: New Terms: Sound-Bite Slugs

How many times have we seen a last minute attack ad defeat a good candidate?  I have not bothered to keep count. 

One that stands out in my memory was the Senate campaign in California which had Bruce Herschensohn running against Barbara Boxer.  He was doing very well until a day or two before the election a massive ad campaign accused him of some sordid behavior.  There was no time for a rebuttal.  He lost.  We see this again and again.

The liars in the community invest their life in what I am calling the Sound Bite Slugs.  These are the people who hear something, their mouth falls open, their brain turns to pudding and they start their knee jerk reaction to what they heard.  Much later they will wake up but they may not even remember.  At least they will deny that they were so gullible. 

They each have the same number of votes I have, one.  They outnumber me.  It is why we need to stay with the Electoral College and away from the popular vote.

homo unius libri

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