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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.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Opus 2019-255: Double Fake

By now I am sure you have heard a Trump cameo appearance was removed from a film by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  My first reaction was to laugh at the pettiness of the left.  Then I read somewhere that the change was made in 2014.  The reason was to remove short sections of the film to allow more advertizing time and focused on parts that were not necessary for the plot.  Except for the delusions of grandeur that Home Alone 2 would have a plot that could be damaged, it made commercial sense in 2014.  In 2019 it would appear purely political, thus whoever reported it was giving us fake news.  It was fake because it implied a political motive that would fit today instead of a profit motive that applied then.  If the original reporter knew the dates then they were offering fake news even if they were conservative.

The double fake comes from the media’s response.  At one place I read conservatives are frothing at the mouth about it.  I am not sure what conservatives they are talking about.  Conservatives have a sense of humor.  Even Donald Trump responded in a light hearted way.  We also have a set of priorities that doesn’t let us fly off the handle every time the left gets childish.

So it was non-news being presented at significant.  Was it true?  The basic facts check out.  Was the intent to deceive?  Yes, thus it was fake.

We can do better than this people.

homo unius libri


  1. I'm not sure that I'm getting this. Are you saying that the very first person to tell of the cut already knew that it was done in 2014?

    1. That is the only thing in question. All of the current posts I read implied that it was done for political reasons although they said that was denied. I would submit that it is at least a subcategory of Fake News if the writer is too lazy to check the date of the original report.

      Grace and peace.


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