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 24, 2018

Opus 2018-230: Good Faith, Bad Faith

One of the major differences between today’s Democrats and Republicans is that the Republicans still have a residue of respect for truth and belief that the end does not justify the means.  I say “residue” because it does not apply to all Republicans and the quantity of integrity varies with the individual.  The current character assassination of Bret Kavanaugh is just one example that stretches back for years.

The difference goes down to a basic philosophy of life.  I often add to the title of Democrat a list of other titles that apply (Liberal, Communist, Socialist, elites, leftist, progressives, RINO).  They all base their values and priorities on a rejection of basic Judeo-Christian ideas about morality and truth.  This came to mind when I was looking over some notes on a book.  The author references Ronald Reagan.
“Communists according to Reagan ‘...had a philosophical stance that expressly made it impossible to assume their good faith.’” p. 22
Believing Jews and real Christians base their behavior and choices on an awareness that there is a thing called truth and it does not change because you want it to.  Modern New Agers, like so many of their predecessors, believe that the truth is whatever advances your cause and it can change in a heartbeat.  We see this dichotomy in the #Metoo movement that ignores accusations against Keith Ellison and jumps on every rumor about Brett Kavanaugh.  We see it in believing stories 35 years old by a Trump hater but rejecting any accusations against Bill Clinton.  They have a double standard that cannot be trusted.

We need to assume that no Democrat (Liberal, Communist, Socialist, elites, leftist, progressives, RINO) is speaking in good faith.  I am willing, intellectually, to admit there might be exceptions but I am still waiting to be surprised.

Remember, they lie.  It is their nature.

Mead, Walter Russell.  God and Gold.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

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.