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, February 18, 2020

Opus 2020-035: Headlines: Give Joe Some Slack

(I wrote this days ago but have not been able to get to posting.)

I have seen repeated reference to Joe Biden calling a young lady who asked him a question a liar.  It seemed in keeping with the weird things going on in his mind.  I finally came across a video of the incidence and watched it.

I won’t cry “Fake News”, but I would say it is a bit exaggerated.

Did he call her a liar?  Yes.  Was it an insulting attack by a delusional man who is losing his mind?  No.  What I saw was an experienced politician bantering with a nervous young lady and being so ridiculous that it was funny.  It is one of the reasons I don’t like talking on the phone.  You can’t read the body language.  If you take into account the body language it was obvious that she was telling a lie to get over a hump.  He made a joke out of it.  It is called humor, folks.  Think of it of a combination male humor and hyperbole. 

I don’t know if he went on to answer her question.  The clip wasn’t that long but it did show her face after his comment and it was not the face of someone who had been insulted.  Maybe you read it different.  I hear that later in an interview she claimed she was humiliated.  If he had said it in a bar over a few beers it would have either been falling-off-the-stool funny or fightin’ words, depending on the mood and the friendship.

I will never vote for slow Joe, unless he runs against Hillary.  On all the key issues I care about he is on the other side of the fence.  He has said a lot of stupid stuff.  Between the legitimate bad policy and repeated statements that are ridiculous we really don’t need to Bush him.  Remember how they always called Bush stupid and gave Obama a pass.

We are better than that even if he is worse than that.

homo unius libri

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