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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Opus 2018-029: Headlines: The State of the Democrats

I caught the last part of the State of the Union last night.  I felt like the part I heard was all good.  There were the usual people brought in to get to us emotionally but they all seemed to be genuinely worthy of praise and support.  I thought Donald Trump was presidential and dignified.  I thought he was very American.

What I found discouraging was watching the shots of the entire audience during the times of applause.  I realize that they get carried away when they are on TV.  The first frustration I had was the herd mentality in standing ovations.  No one is good enough to deserve that much applause.  If I had been there I would have only been clapping half the time and probably refused to stand for all the ovations just because I am a contrary person. 

My second realization was the total lack of patriotism and common decency being displayed by the Democrat side of the aisle.  I can understand some of the places where they sat on their hands because the issue is complex but there were times when it seemed like everyone was on their feet, and anyone with an ounce of love for America would have been on their feet, but if you looked closely, half of the chamber was sitting with arms folded.  That was the Democrats.  I noticed that the network showed a group of senators with Cory Booker in the middle.  I thought I was back in middle school trying to calm down a dissing contest between two gansta bros behind the gym.  Did you see the look on his face.  He must have practiced it for hours in front of the mirror.  He looked like he should have been dressed in a loose flannel shirt with his pants showing his underwear.  He looked like a thug.  He looked like someone had just insulted his mama.  What an ass.  I guess the network realized that picture was not making the Democrats look good because they stopped showing him.

I also noticed that some of the Democrats kept forgetting they were Democrats because they would actually respond like Americans.  Some would get so enthused at what Donald Trump was saying that they would let their hands come together a few times before they realized that Nancy was not clapping.  A few actually got half way to standing up before they realized they were letting their patriotism overrule their party discipline.

I didn’t bother staying on to hear the talking heads or the Waters down version of the SOTU.

I trust the nation will survive my lack of interest in what they have to say.

homo unius libri

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