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.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Opus 2017-154: Headlines: Funny Papers

The media keeps muddying the water and trying to make Trump look bad while protecting Hillary and Obama.  The link on the Drudge report told about China killing CIA agents.  Trump seems to have done it again.  When you go to the Article in the NY Times it seems to reinforce that information.  How many people stop reading here?

Oh, wait.  When you start reading the article, in the fine print under a very large picture you find that the agents disappeared between 2010 and 2012.  I read the article with my baloney meter plugged in.  The basic facts seemed correct.  There is no real reason to doubt them.  But the Times can’t help itself.  Who is the one politician mentioned in the article?  You guessed it, Donald Trump.  He was nowhere near the White House in 2010.

Guess who was.  I know, it is hard.  Go ahead and say it, Barak Obama.  And to add insult to injury guess who was Secretary of State during that period.  Got it first try, Hillary Clinton.  So we have a major breakdown in our intelligence gathering and the two people in charge are not mentioned but a man who was not even running for office at the time is highlighted in the article.

If it isn’t a deliberate conspiracy then it is an example of children running a newspaper.  Take your pick.

And don’t believe anything you read even when the facts are accurate.  You can lie by telling half the truth even better than making up leaks from anonymous sources.

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