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.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Opus 2020-038: Headlines: Still Wagging the Dog

The current tail that is wagging the dog is the virus named after a popular beer. 

The numbers are usually used just like anything else in the news, to advance an agenda.  What is the major agenda of the newsrooms?  To bring down Donald Trump and thus get the United States back on its track to mediocrity.  Think about some things as you read the Panic Stats.

There is a good chance that all the numbers you hear are basically Fake News.  That can go either way.  They could be covering up the really bad news.  It is just as likely that they are massaging the reports to advance The Agenda.

What if the numbers you are hearing are close to accurate?  It is still no cause to panic.  We need to keep in mind what is “normal”.  My understanding is that in the United States it is not considered unusual to lose 30,000 people to flu each year.  A quick Google search taking us to the CDC tells us that in 2017 we lost over 55,000 to influenza and pneumonia.  Something called “chronic lower respiratory diseases” take 160,000 more.  To each of those families it is a tragedy.  To the rest of us it is the gamble of being alive.  Things will need to get really bad to warrant a panic response.  Consider that China’s population is 1.386 billion compared to our 327 million.  The numbers we are hearing are a bad day by drunk drivers on the freeway.

But of course the media and Progressives* don’t want you to be calm.  They want you to feel you need the government to “do something”.  Usually that something means more regulation and less liberty.  You are already beginning to hear the mantra about the stock market and the economy.  Somehow this will all be Trump’s fault. 

It is really strange when you have one political party wishing for disaster so they can advance their agenda.

The primary elections are upon us.  November is coming.  Make sure that you vote based on a need to vote out the suckers that hate America and all us deplorables.

*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, etc)

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.