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.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Opus 2017-381: I Know Green Baloney When I See It

Have you ever had jury duty?  I used to get summoned every couple of years.  I only made it on one jury because defense attorneys don’t want me sitting in judgement on their clients.

Why?  Because they judge my life experiences as disqualifying me from being unbiased.  I don’t drink so they assume I cannot be fair on a case involving alcohol.  My house has been broken into multiple times so obviously I can’t determine if someone is guilty of such a crime.  Family members have been assaulted, and so forth.  You get the picture.  They want people like the ones who march in snowflake rallies.  Thinking is not an option; it is forbidden.

Why?  Because my values and experience make me a good judge of evidence.  I tend to be skeptical of authority and question sources.  Or is it the other way around?  Either way, they want people they can fool, who won’t ask the simple question, “Really?”  When I hear that someone has shot themselves while cleaning a gun I tend to say, “Really?  That is God’s way of trying to raise the national IQ level.”  Defense attorneys, or for that matter prosecutors, want people who will buy the new cereal because the label says, “New and Improved”.

So if I can’t qualify to sit on a jury, how does a reporter like the one who wrote the hit piece on Judge Moore get anyone to listen to her?  Various other sources list her qualifications, or lack of them.  The last I heard was that she had worked on the Clinton campaign.  All I really need to know is that the Washington Post hired her.  It is like the pot calling the wall “white privileged”.  (In this PC world we can’t use the original form of the saying, racist you know.)

Of course, just because the can is bent doesn’t mean that the contents is spoiled, but would you want to serve the beef stew inside to your family?  Knowing the history of the can would help make a decision.  I don’t really know anything about this reporter.  She is just another mouthpiece for the Democrat party if she works for the Washington Post.  Judge Moore I have been watching for years and I approve of what I see.  So, if I got the can of stew out of an old abandoned house I would throw it out.  If it had been in my pantry for a year, I would enjoy.

Don’t lose your baloney filters.

homo unius libri


  1. I use the pot/kettle analogy whenever I feel like it. Anyone dumber than soot deserves to be offended. As for the Moore situation, why was no-one interested in coming forward until he'd won an election 40 years later (and then there's that whole working for Hillary thing).

    1. Maybe because no one was willing to pay them to lie before this.

      Grace and peace


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