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.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Opus 2018-211: Headlines: Global Warming into Tennis

Evidently someone named Roger Federer lost a game of tennis to John Millman.  According to the Washington Free Beacon the New York Times headline attributed his loss to, wait for it, drum roll, global warming.  Since I don’t read the New York Times I would like to thank the Free Beacon for calling this one.  The article is a bit tongue in cheek so you might enjoy reading it.  For the liberal reading “tongue in cheek” means it is written as humorous. 

The author missed one point though.  While Federer himself seems to have offered only a comment about how hot it was I wondered if the New York Times was familiar with the game of tennis.  Last time I paid attention I thought that both players were exposed to the same heat.  I have never heard of a tennis court with only one side having air conditioning.  It isn’t like a newspaper where only one side is covered.  They could have just as easily claimed that Millman won because of global warming. 

Newspapers are kind of like mosquitos.  They have some purpose but they are mainly a source of irritation.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.