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.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Opus 2016-175: The Spreading Curse of Bi-Partisanship

I long for the days in which I could look at a label and know what I was getting.  It was a label that built Best Western and AAA in a day when local motels were a genuine gamble complete with undisclosed charges and bedbugs.  McDonald’s success was built on countless encounters with greasy spoons that served Mystery Meat and green french fries. 

I long for the days when I could identify a church or a political party based on the label.  Maybe those memories are just fantasies created by my aging mind.  Maybe things are getting worse.  What I do know is that you can’t assume that a Republican is a Republican.  Intrenched elites on the “right” have become soul brothers to the left.  We saw this recently when the Republicans were carrying the banner for censorship. 

The Washington Times tells us,
“A Republican-led effort to broaden the FBI’s access to individuals’ internet data was defeated in the Senate Wednesday,”
At the time I became a voter, the Republican party was the party of less government.  Now we have the Senate Republicans working hard to increase the grasp of government on my personal life. 

Remember when John Kerry was lampooned by the right when he said something to the effect, “I voted for the bill before I voted against it.”  We thought it was crazy left-wing lingo but it turns out to be a bipartisan principle.
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell changed his vote to oppose the amendment at the last minute in a procedural maneuver that allows him to revive the amendment, and filed a motion for reconsideration.”
Our guys are cloning their guys and neither picture is pretty.  It makes the Senate look like a computer game that has a lot of cheat codes available.  All you need to know is how to pervert the process. 
“The proposal would not give investigators warrantless access to the content of emails, said the amendment’s sponsor, Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican.”
At this point all you needed to tell me was that John McCain was behind it and I would have seen the writing on the wall.

Label him “Rino” and realize that he is just one in the herd.

homo unius libri

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