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, March 1, 2017

Opus 2017-067: The Editor

I have never written a book but from descriptions in forwards and acknowledgments I get a picture of a group of experts who know English and how to write.  A book it submitted to an editor who corrects the errors in grammar and syntax and gives ideas on how to improve the manuscript.  A good editor has a lot of influence.

Newspapers also have editors, who with the publisher, make the decisions about what stories will be published and which will be buried, where they appear in the paper and if they need to be shorter or longer.  Errors are pointed out and headlines are created.  Sometimes the entire article is rewritten to conform to the political stand of the editor.  They also have a lot of power. 

When I think of the media I am beginning to believe there is a little man, or could be a woman, who sits in a room somewhere and helps the robots of the media rewrite their hit pieces to be more effective against Trump.  There is a certain consistency of language and style.  There is a similarity of phrases and a common ignoring of important facts.  I would call it a conspiracy except for a Bible verse from the Old Testament,
(Isaiah 8:12 NAS77)  "You are not to say, 'It is a conspiracy!' In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.
Okay.  I can’t call it a conspiracy.  It is just like minds, or lack of them, and like morals, or lack of them, and a desire to destroy the country.  It is almost like some diabolical force is forcing them into the same mold of America hating.  I guess it doesn’t take much imagination  or organization to recycle all the nonsense they threw at George Bush and filed away for eight years under Barak Obama. 

You have heard of “talking points”.  They are recommended questions and responses published by the political parties and special interest groups for their sycophants.  I understand that both parties are accused of putting them out but liberals have a harder time thinking for themselves so you see more uniformity in their opinions.

Maybe we should do away with editors and find out how well the media can write on their own.

homo unius libri


  1. The "force" behind them IS diabolical, and he has a name!

    1. Is Diablo a Spanish name for Satan?

      My theory is that the puppets of Satan think they are the clever ones when really he is pulling their strings.

      Grace and peace.


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