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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, August 22, 2018

Opus 2018-195: Just Call Me Alex

Why should we be concerned when someone like Alex Jones is banned by social media?  Think about it.  Although I have little experience with his broadcasts I know who he is.  He has quite a following.  I would assume in the millions.  Yet they blocked his access.  If they get away with it against someone as popular as he is it will be no big deal for them to come for you.  You have probably heard the quote about how “When they came for the gypsies I said nothing because I wasn’t a gypsy.”  And remember that it ends, “When they came for me....”  You can apply it to any area of liberty we have.  Take the issue of freedom of speech that is being attacked.  They say they are in favor of freedom of speech but only when it is fair and tolerant.  Of course the elites are the ones who decide what is fair and tolerant.  Or the Second Amendment.  They started with machine guns and have been after something called an “assault rifle” for years.  Of course in their definition a Ruger 10/22, possibly the most popular gun in America can be an assault rifle if you add certain cosmetic attachments.  The liberals in our society are the omnipresent camels nose that is under the tent.

Be concerned.

Why should we not be concerned?  Because social media is a business and in a free market economy they can only do what their customers will allow.  We do not need government regulation.  We don’t need any new laws passed.  What we need are people ending their participation.  Will it be inconvenient?  Not for me but it will for millions.  Is it worth it?  I think so but I am giving up nothing in this case.  If enough people cancel their accounts and stop clicking on the Icons their add revenue will nose dive and you will find out just how committed they are to their cause. 

To paraphrase someone else’s line, “You are Alex Jones”.

homo unius libri

4 comments:

  1. I believe that camel has already wiggled under the tent flap, has crawled into a sleeping bag and is zipped up, sound asleep and is snoring softly. It will take an act of God to get him back where he belongs.

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  2. Most folks won't care until it's them.

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    1. And by then it is too late.

      Grace and peace

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