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 28, 2017

Opus 2017-237: Headlines: Racists to the Right of Me, Racists to the Left of Me...

As I wrote somewhere, people who call you racist tend to be racist themselves.  I found the headline in the Washington Times interesting.  It seems that Michelle Obama was cut deeply by racist remarks about her.  Interesting.  I know a lot of conservatives and read a lot of blogs and I don’t remember any racist remarks.

Often it is in your interpretation.  In the article she gives two specific types of racial slurs.  They involved comments “referencing being called an ape and people talking about her bottom,...”

First lets take the simian comparisons.  Google “George Bush called a monkey” and you come up with a morning segment which you can watch on You Tube if you want and the comment underneath is,
“In a hilarious live TV moment, CNBC's endearingly slaphappy Erin Burnett figures on referring to President Bush in a very inside joke kinda way, the "monkey in the middle" on MSNBC's Morning Joe (Joe Scarborough) program. Oh, then she corrects herself by meaning Germany's Angela Merkel!
Notice that calling George Bush a monkey is “hilarious” and endearing humor.  Also notice that Joe Scarborough is involved.  He has been hilarious and endearing toward President Trump recently.  Or take a few moments to look at the names used on Abraham Lincoln.  But as it goes in our modern culture, racism can only go one way and if you don’t like a comment about a liberal the cause is racist.

As to the comments about her bottom, again Google the concept and you come up with all kinds of articles and sites that praise big butts.  I remember seeing one magazine that was totally about black women with big butts and it was a beauty mark for them.  I guess that magazine written by blacks and for blacks was also racist.

The race baiting continues even though the Obamas are out of the White House.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.