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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Opus 2016-157: Headlines: Trump Bashing by the Washington Times

I was waiting for my coffee to get ready and looking at the headlines.  I found the first one I saw a bit unsettling.
“Donald Trump joins Democrats in post-Orlando gun control push”
This was the leading story at the Washington Times.  As a lure to get me reading it worked.  As a piece of legitimate reporting it failed.

I started reading the article and saw nothing about Trump that justified the headline.  When it switched to reviewing all the boilerplate rhetoric of the Democrats I began skimming, looking for the information to back up the headline.  The closest I could come up with was almost to the end of the article and it went like this:
“Mr. Trump’s statement that he plans to meet with the NRA on the issue roiled the debate — though it’s unclear exactly what the presumed Republican presidential candidate has in mind.

“‘I want to meet with the NRA — we’re going to be discussing it,’ he said. ‘[A] number of people have brought this to my attention, and I understand why we should be discussing it.’”
So no, Trump has not decided to “join the Democrats”.  What he has agreed to do it talk to the people at NRA about the topic.  That means that he is looking in the right place for an overview of the issue.  That means he is being reasonable, not knee-jerk.

I am not a Trump backer.  I am a truth backer.  It would seem that the Washington Times doesn’t know the difference.

homo unius libri


  1. Clickbait; everyone fails for it once in a while.

    1. "Clickbait". How you increase my vocabulary. It even makes a bit of sense. I guess you never get to old to learn.

      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.