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, September 29, 2017

Opus 2017-336: New Terms: IFF

The dirty side of politics is when partisanship becomes IFF, Ideological Factional Fanaticism.  That is what we keep seeing in the House and Senate.  An article in the Washington Times tracks the changing tune of some Democrats on the issue of tax reform.  They are laying the groundwork of “voting for something before they vote against it.”  I think John Kerry came up with that bit of insight. 

When appearing before voters a number of Democrats have appeared to favor tax reform.  They have even championed some of the points in the new plan presented by the Republicans and backed by President Trump.  And therein lies the problem.  Trump Derangement Syndrom sets in.  This sums it up.
“Democratic lawmakers have privately indicated that their opposition is more about sabotaging Mr. Trump than the merits of the tax plan, said Rep. David Schweikert, Arizona Republican....

“‘They understand the desperate need for the economic growth,’ he said of his Democratic colleagues. ‘But they almost make it clear — they almost can’t say that in front of a microphone [that] what would be actually good for workers might also be good for this president. And anything that’s good for this president, if you’re Democrat you cannot embrace.’”
Factionalism puts the agenda of the party ahead of the good of the country.  When you are a Democrat your party agenda is to advance socialism and a limitation of the liberty of Americans.  It is done for your own good, of course.  Democrats feel that they are the elite that knows what is best for you.

There are plenty of RINOs on board.  Currently the Democrats are in the drivers seat but they could not control the bus without a lot of help from those who should be our friends. 

So be bi-partisan, vote all the suckers out.  Remember a swamp drains quicker is there are more places to remove the scum.

homo unius libri


  1. I'm sure there are a few keepers somewhere, I just haven't seen them yet. ;-)

    1. I would say something beginning with, "When you have been around as long as I have..." but I am generally still looking too.

      Grace and peace


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.