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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.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Opus 2019-194: Mass Identification

It is amazing how disgusting the Democratic candidates for president are.  I would not trust any of them to take the cookies out of oven let alone run the country.  They uniformly have an aversion to truth and seem to have no understanding about economics or morality.  And yet they still have people that will put bumper stickers on their cars and signs on their lawns.

The Democrat party is bankrupt yet they control the House of Representatives.  What kind of people would continue to reelect Nancy Pelosi?  Actually I should know better than to ask that question.  I lived in California for most of Diane Feinstein’s march to wealth as a United States Senator.  I was surrounded by the masses who voted again and again.  They are called the masses because they are, well, the masses.  I think of pouring pop-corn into a jar from the bag.  The mass of kernels follow the flow uniformly.  One might get bumped and miss the jar but still is a slave to physics.  I have yet to see one fight its way back into the bag.  That is the masses.

They are sheep.  They have an instinctual understanding that the tall dandelion gets cut off even if the grass escapes.  They are content as long as they have enough beer, sports and air conditioning.  They are happy in churches that say, “That is a political issue” and “We want people to feel at home”. 

We need to understand that the masses on the right are as much sheep as the masses on the left.  They pick a goat and follow without thinking.  Think of the people who elected Mitt Romney and John McCain.  Give them some conservative sounding slogans and be nice and you are in.  If you have never heard of a “Judas goat” you might want to check it out at Urban Dictionary.

So who are the goats of the left?  You saw at least two stages stocked with the breed during the Democrat debates.  To that you can add most university professors and administrators.  There is almost assurance that your child’s kindergarten teacher is one.  You need to be a careful listener when your pastor gets up to preach because he might also have sold out.

For that matter, who are the goats of the right?  There are a plethora of men and women who earned their spurs advancing traditional values and the Constitution.  One way to find out who have switched sides is to check their attitude about Donald Trump.  Instead of being mildly critical of his missteps and encouraging about all the good things he gets done, they become cheerleaders of the Never Trumpers. 

How can you tell the difference?  Non-sheep are cynical but willing to listen.  They have learned to think and analyze the information that is given them.  Non-sheep don’t forget the lessons of the nation’s history or their own personal history and when they hear dissonance they are not afraid to call it out.  It is possible to tell but it requires thinking for yourself.  That is hard.  It is also uncomfortable.

homo unius libri


  1. I dread to think what will happen after 2024.

    1. Unless these people end up in jail and bankrupt it is hard to see how anyone with any integrity will be willing to run for president against them.

      Grace and peace


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