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.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Opus 2019-217: To Poll or not to Poll

Should we participate in polls?

A few times in my life I have received a phone call asking if I will participate in a survey.  Usually it is clearly a sales gimmick and I routinely hang up.  I am polite but I hang up.  We need to remember that as hard as it comes, be polite.  Once it seemed like a genuine survey so I started to answer questions.  It didn’t take long to once again politely hang up.  After a couple of questions I could tell what the results were going to be by the wording.  I tried to reword the question but they were having none of that nonsense.  I tried to explain how loaded the questions were but got no where.  They were the anointed reading their script to the unwashed masses. 

I used to think we should put in our opinion so that they poll would not be so skewed.  After paying a little attention I realize it is pointless.  They know what they want to declare and you cannot get between them and their conclusions.

So my answer is generally, no.  I also don’t bother filling out those questionnaires from the RNC asking my opinion.  The only part they are interested in is the contribution form at the end.  If they didn’t know what I thought they would not have sent me the form.

I have more productive things to do like take out the trash.

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.