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 21, 2017

Opus 2017-153: Headlines: They Keep Coming Out of the Closet

We tend to think that the Trump haters are all snowflakes dancing in the street and throwing rocks at police.  Not true.  Many Trump haters are wearing the masks of conservative pundits and bloggers.  It makes taking Caesar down easier if he thinks you are his friend.  Recently I read through three posts on Power Line starting with “I, Nut Job”.  While billing themselves as conservatives all three bloggers weigh in with attacks on Trump for comments that were leaked by someone “close” to Trump. 

What is my criticism?  I am not above criticizing the president.  I am sure he needs to be criticized.  But it seems a bit counter productive to hold a trial and pronounce a conviction based on an unnamed source “quoted” in the New York Times.  You need to get to the second post before you find the words, “That is, assuming that the anonymously sourced report on a memo by an unidentified author is true.”


And then Power Line proceeds to reinforce the hysteria of the left.  What is the big issue this time?  He says something uncomplimentary about the guy he just fired.

How do we start to fight the lies and anti-American rhetoric of the Democrats and their allies in the media?  Stop quoting them or believing that anything they say is true.  If they quote some anonymous source, ignore them.  If they quote someone by name, get the entire transcript from a neutral source and read it in context before you let your response see the light of day.  According to Wikipedia the idea of the Big Lie goes back to Adolf Hitler and Mein Kampf. 

Maybe we could make a litmus test for conservatives whether they become tools of the Democratic attack on America.

homo unius libri

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