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, October 4, 2019

Opus 2019-193: Threefer

I am really getting tired of the way the progressives are trying to redefine the English language to advance their bigotry.  Years ago they ripped the guts out of the concept of love.  It no longer is a matter of self-sacrifice and giving yourself for others but a matter of satisfying the lusts of the moment as in, “If you loved me you would _______.”  More recently they have reversed the meaning of tolerance and totally warped the point of respect.

What lit my fire this morning was the threefer in SJW.  This is supposed to mean “Social Justice Warrior” but it does the same thing with these honorable words that it has done to tolerance.  The Babylon Bee has a great satire explaining what social justice is.  Check it out.  Double check if you have never visited the Babylon Bee.  If you are a liberal keep in mind that it is Christian humor and satire.

Back on track, I am offended that the progressives have stolen three more great concepts.  Let’s look at them.  “Social” means how we get along with each other.  It involves being a part of society.  Hopefully it is a positive term where you ask what you can contribute.  The progs may know what that means but they tend to look at society in terms of groups to exploit rather than a culture to build up.

“Justice” is a total fraud in their definition.  In the world based on Judeo-Christian values it means that there are eternal truths that apply evenly to all human beings.  It is the basis of the rule of law which says that we all are held accountable to the same standards of right and wrong.  The Progressives have total gutted this one.  They consider justice whatever moves their agenda forward.  Thus “Black Pride” is noble and “White Pride” is racist.  If you disagree with them then you are to be punished.  If you agree with them but don’t fit into their current in-group, you still get punished.  There is no justice in their justice.

“Warrior” is another total joke.  A warrior is someone who risks his life in order to do battle against the enemy.  His attributes are courage, skill and discipline.  I was in the army.  I was in Vietnam.  I was trained to shoot a gun and knew which end of my rifle the bayonet went on.  By no expansion of the imagination would I have been considered a warrior.  They had an acronym for people like me that started RE... as in “rear echelon”.  In the same way the troops of Antifa and other fascist mobs are not warriors.  Thugs, yes.  Warriors, no.  They are drive-by warriors who specialize in unexpected attacks against unarmed opponents who did not ever realize they were in a fight.  They sneak up on isolated old people and attack brutally.  Please stop calling them warriors.

Calling them warrior is like calling Hillary Clinton a statesman, Brian Williams honest and James Acosta a reporter.

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.