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.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Opus 2018-041: Headlines: Statements of Fact = Racism

The Free Beacon accuses Jeff Sessions of racism.  I know, samo, samo.  They could not make it stick when he was going through confirmation but like an old record player with only one disk, they keep playing it again.

What was his crime this time?  He made a statement of historical fact.
"The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement."
Whether you want to admit it or not, our form of government with its checks and balances and belief in law rather than personal opinion comes from the British Isles.  There may be tweaks thrown in from other parts of the world and the Founding Fathers did read up on Greece, Rome and other attempts at government, but when the sun goes down, it is basically British.  If you look at our Bill of Rights and compare it to the English Declaration of Rights of 1689 you get a feeling of genuine plagiarism. 

The term “sheriff” comes from the old English according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary.  Everyone who has heard of Robin Hood has heard of the Sheriff of Nottingham.  The term and the office comes from Merry Old England.

If that makes Sessions a racist then I guess that means two things.  It gives him a chance to wear the title with pride and it makes the serious charge of racism into a joke.

Get a grip.  Stop trying to divide the country.  Put away the race card.  Grow up and move on.

homo unius libri


  1. I'm not a Sessions fan, but that accusation is ridiculous.

    1. That doesn't seem to stop them.

      Grace and peace


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