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.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Opus 2019-230: Hatred, by Any Other Name, Be It Oh, So Sweet..., part 1 of 5, Grow Up

One of the hot buttons today is what is called “racism”.  One way to shut someone up and make them go into denial is to yell, “Racist!”  It is similar to touching the eye stalk of a snail, boing, it is gone.  I believe racism is like gluten intolerance, autism, ADHD and Democrats with integrity:  It exists but not near as much as claimed.  With racism, the ones making the accusation are usually the most guilty.  You know the old line about not pointing your finger because there are three more pointing back at you.

One of the hypocrisies of the left is that they accuse people of being racist while they are blatantly anti-Semitic.  Al Sharpton, Mr. Race Baiter himself, has the hubris to talk about racism.  Remember how he stirred up riots targeting Jews on a false story.  While there are still a few Democrats who recognize the moral difference between a freely elected government in Israel and the PLO, the party as a whole is joining with the voices of Islam.  They seem to hate Jews.

Anti Semitism is a misnomer.  It is really Jew hatred.  Technically the Arabs are Semitic.  It is more than one group of people but the term caught on and is now part of the meaningless jargon of the left.  Like so many important focal points in life we tend to mimic them as if they really had something to say. 

It seems to be perfectly fine to hate white males for being white but racist to arrest black men committing crime on black men.  We need to be able to have a discussion of race without all the name calling.  A place for many of us to start is to approach the discussion like adults.  We need to ask ourselves, “Am I a person who automatically puts people of different color in a category lower then myself.”  I didn’t ask if you like menudo or rap music.  I didn’t ask if you can polka.  We are entitled to our personal opinions and preferences.  That does not make us racist.

Once you get that question out of the way is where being a grown-up comes in.  Grow a pair.  When someone tries to silence you by yelling “racist” you need to react the same way you would if someone said you had cooties.  Their accusation is about on the same level. 

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. As I've said elsewhere, I'm neither racist nor bigoted, but I am EXTREMELY prejudiced. Sadly, most folks don't truly know the meaning of any of those three words.

    1. Even worse they don't want to know. Knowledge makes it hard to be ignorant.

      Grace and peace.


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