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, May 18, 2018

Opus 2018-125: Prepare Yourself

In Texas we are going through another heat wave.  We need to remind ourselves about the tendency we have as humans to respond to anecdotal experiences instead of evaluating the full slate of evidence.  I refer to the manipulation called “global warming”.  Those of us who have memory spans longer than the time between Fake News Trump Attacks realize that the data does not back up anthropomorphic climate change.  Let’s act like it.

There is a movement in the intellectual elites of the left to change from the scientific method to the Marxist method.  That means the published evidence is the group of carefully selected facts that back up the conclusion we want to reach.  I saw it when I was teaching.  The administrators and their gurus began talking about evidence backed research instead of scientific studies.  Evidence backed research is based on collecting stories that reinforce you point and only telling those stories.  You see it every day in the Acronym media.  One example I kept hearing was that when you fail students it causes them to doubt themselves and so they don’t graduate from high school.  The point was that we were causing them to fail.  It never occurred to them, or if it did they would not admit it, that people who will drop out of school would also be the ones who tended to not have the skills or habits to make them successful.  Which caused which? 

When we were going through cold spells we had all kinds of jokes about global warming.  Now that the days are getting longer it is inevitable that the days will get hotter.  At present they are talking about record highs.  I am sure we will see some swipes from the climatistas about how it is all because of “climate change”.  No, it is because of spring and summer.

Enjoy the heat because that thing called winter will be back.

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