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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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Opus 2021-078: Reminders: #1, A Bit of Philosophy

There are certain topics I have written about.  They are worth repeating.  I need to revisit them to refresh my memory and enhance my thinking.  Others need to be reminded.  There is a constant bombardment of ideas that clutter our minds.

Deconstruction is philosophy.  We have a hammer on the knee reaction to the idea of philosophy.  We tend to think it is only for eggheads.  That is a comforting thought but we live in a world that is decomposing because of the destructive philosophies that are running people’s lives.  Deconstruction is one of those.

If you think of deconstruction as what happens when they steal you car and break it down to sell the parts you have an idea of the effect of this school of thought.  It has a goal of stealing your culture and selling it off at your loss and their gain.

Deconstruction says there is no set meaning to words.  Words mean different things to different people.  Words are a product of your background and backgrounds vary from person to person.  Thus you can have no fixed meaning for anything.  This is how they can come up with such intellectually bankrupt labels as “multiracial whiteness”.  It means what they want it to mean, this week but maybe not the next.

As in most insidious ideas, there is a grain of truth.  When you talk about music you may have Beethoven in mind and your neighbor may have Tupac.  By a loose definition they are both music.  As we have been exploring the restaurants of Texas and trying to find good Mexican food we find that one man’s tostada is another man’s tortilla chips.  We met a Mexican restaurant owner who claimed his guacamole was hot.  He said, “I am Mexican.  I know hot.”  It was rather mild to us.  Sometimes it is the difference between a cultured pearl and a “real” pearl.  Real pearls develop when a grain of sand gets into an oyster and starts to irritate it.  It coats the sand with the iridescent material that we think is beautiful.  Cultured pearls develop when an oyster in a tank has a grain of sand inserted by a human with the goal of irritating the beast to the same result.

Surrounding many grains of truth are insidious applications.  That is where the deconstructionists come in.  They use a grain of truth to distort every standard and principle that society has developed for cohesion and turn them into tools for their own personal use.  Thus you come up with the chart that was displayed at the Smithsonian Institute showing “white privilege”.  They took building blocks of Western culture that lead to prosperity and success and re-labeled them as aspects of racism.  So being on time becomes an  element of white supremacy.  The scientific method is not an effective system of investigation but a racist thought pattern.  In the sub comments I noticed that it is a mark of white racism to be polite.

This is at the heart of the Living Constitution.  It doesn’t mean what it says.  It means what those in power want it to mean.  I could go on.  At some time in the future I may hit it again.  

I hope you get the idea.  They seek to destroy you and your country.

homo unius libri

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