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 11, 2017

Opus 2017-218: Headlines: Stop Buying Rotten Fruit

The Washington Times had an article regarding a pole that shows how little respect the news media receives in this country.  If it is accurate, it comes as no surprise.  It reminds me of the joke about the judge threatening someone with contempt of court and he answered that he had plenty of contempt for the court.  I think it is safe to say that anyone who is paying attention and smart enough to work a remote control knows they cannot trust the news media.  They have an agenda.

The danger comes when we ask ourselves what should be done about it.  I have expressed my answer several times:  Stop patronizing them.  That means filtering the links you click on and refusing to go to anything from the left wing Democratic media.  It means not watching their programs and not buying their products.  It means not going to the movies they put out.  And horror of all horrors, it might mean finding an alternative to Face Book.  It is called letting the free market work.  That reinforces liberty.

We start down a slippery slope when we expect the government to protect us.

This is dangerous.  It is what the NY Times wants you to do.  The elites that control the major news outlets could love to see some kind of law passed making anyone who claims to publish news more accountable to the government.  At first this sounds good.  Who would not want a law demanding that the L.A. Times print the truth instead of their spin?  The problem is, who polices the police?

Take another example of a good idea that was corrupted by the elites:  Minimum standards to vote.  Today in order to vote all you need is citizenship, 18 years and register.  The Democrats have also found ways around all of those.  At one point in our history you had to be a white male, 21 years of age and of a social socio-economic standing.  At one point some well meaning people decided that the ability to read was important.  I can see that.  I can agree with that.  The problem was they began to use that to filter the voting base.  When poor black citizens would come in they would give them a reading test in a foreign language.  When whites came in they had something at 2nd grade English to read. 

If we allow the government to get involved we are throwing out the First Amendment.  Let liberty prevail.  We know they lie.  We don’t need to buy it.  Unless we allow them to control the internet, something they are trying to do, we will always have an alternative.  Ignore the poles and stop buying left.

homo unius libri


  1. Apparently there is a movement going on where people are demanding that cable providers pull CNN from the list. Their reasoning is that "no one should be paying for this crap". Bless their work.

    1. That is a sign of progress. We try to make it a point to change the channel in hotel lobbies and doctor's offices if it is possible. Check your little brother, it would be a shame to have to change his name to Victim.

      Grace and peace.


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