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.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Opus 2021-070: Digging in the Muck

How do we tell truth in media from their incessant lies?  Sometimes a little research will help.  Other times we realize the tools we have for the research are also corrupt.  I am sure you have seen the different results people get from Google and Duck Duck Go.  There is also the use of logic and your own personal experiences.  Let me refer back to the recent posts I made on the claim that HEB grocery stores had cancelled My Pillow products.

The corporation told me they still stocked My Pillow products.  The media told me they didn’t.  The media quoted Mike Lindell as saying they had.  How do you figure it out?  Consider the sources.  Someone is lying or being quoted out of context.  It is time to look at character and past performance.

First of all I look at Mike Lindell.  I do not know him personally.  I do not study his life.  In spite of that I have observed that he is a vocal Christian.  He believes and acts on his beliefs.  That means he would not be telling whoppers.  It is possible he had the wrong information.  It is much more likely that he was deliberately misquoted.  

So that takes me to the Associated Press (AP).  I don’t know if you have been paying attention but the AP falls into that category of Fake News.  Does that mean that everything they say is a lie?  Of course not.  It only means that anything important to the future of the United States and its Constitution is a lie.  
Then we have HEB.  I have only been in Texas for three years but I have been very impressed by this company.  When I first came from California with its competitive grocery market I was worried that HEB would be a corporate bully.  I found out that they were very highly regarded by local people and saw what a great job they did.  In light of that it did not seem that they would be the kind of Cancel Culture business that would try to use economic coercion on a supplier.

Then we have the lady I talked to on the phone.  Was she lying to me?  I find it hard to believe that she would survive long on the job with HEB if she were deliberately lying to the public.

So when you look at the possible sources of the problem it seems that the weak link is AP.  Recently I have had someone else say that Lindell made the claim.  Since I know how often that person only gets half the story and misquotes, I am still not convinced.

Someone, who shall remain unknown, said, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”  I am working on it.

homo unius libri


  1. Quote rightly or wrongly attributed to Jefferson.

    1. Jefferson and Franklin get quoted a lot in things they didn't say. Have you noticed that some people quote the Bible the same way?

      Grace and peace


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