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.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Opus 2017-229: Scary Products

I marvel at the limited cultural background that people have.  I was trying to ignore the TV in the room when I heard them talking about eugenics, or at least that is what I thought I heard.  It got my attention and I realized it was a commercial. What puzzled me was the joy of the actors as they discussed killing people.  I guess I didn’t catch what they were talking about until they showed the bottle label at the end.

If you are not familiar with the term it was an early movement sponsored by Progressives like Margaret Sanger and Woodrow Wilson.  I guess you could define it as “selective breeding to improve the human species”.  It was a blatant attempt to get rid of inferior human beings.  It was also racist because minorities were considered inferior and thus subject to extermination.  It was part of the philosophy behind Planned Parenthood.  It was the thinking behind Hitler seeking to establish the Master Race.

Not a pretty picture.

At the end of the commercial they showed the product and at that point I realized that it wasn’t eugenics, the label said Nugenix.  It is some kind of product that is supposed to enhance something called “free testosterone”.  In other words it is a snake oil for flabby, middle aged men.  I used to be a flabby, middle aged man.  Now I am a flabby, old man.

I am still not interested, but I do wish that the people who name products would pay attention in school so they would not come up with brands that sound evil.

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