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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, March 8, 2021

Opus 2021-108: An Experiment in Printed News

I have told people that the reason print newspapers are dying is not because no one wants them but because they are all left wing rags.  I have also said that if I could find one that was reliable I would subscribe.  I am going to give the Epoch Times a shot.  I see them advertising everywhere.  I got several mail flyers and a free copy before I started to give it a try.  So far it has been in interesting experiment.  I originally signed up for three months and am going to renew for a year.  

A recent article I read was “Nigeria’s Hybrid Threat: Terrorists Allied With Bandits” in the March 3-9 weekly edition.  I went to see if I could find it on line and the original date was March 2, 2021.  One disadvantage of the print is it is slow to arrive.  However in an article like this a week does not make any difference.  One of the things I have a hard time finding is news about the world that is not US focused or the latest nonsense on the China virus.  There are many things going on that we need to read about.

The article dealt with the local issues but also reflected the kind of thinking that Americans need to be reminded of.  On page A11 I found this quote,

“Any clashes between the semi-nomadic Fulani terrorists and local farmers are entirely one-sided. Strict gun-control laws in Nigeria prevent civilians from buying firearms except on the black market. While the majority of citizens in Nigeria’s Middle Belt are unarmed, those restrictions haven’t stopped thousands of Fulani herders from carrying assault rifles.”
If that is not a reminder about the importance of our Second Amendment, I don’t know what is.  It also speaks to the recent moves by the Biden administration to take away the guns of America.  The message is, “Beware”.

You can read the article on the Epoch Times web site.  In an  ad on another podcast I was watching, they pointed out that one of the advantages of printed media is that it arrives at your door saying what it said when it was printed.  It cannot be changed without it being pretty obvious.  

Since I am a subscriber I have access to everything.  I noticed that one article I read on line about the deaths being caused by the vaccines was labeled “premium”.  It looks like you can read it for free but you need to register.  That is usually enough to stop me.  You can make your own decisions.

We will see how this goes.  At present I would recommend you subscribe and make your own experiment.  We need to support the good guys.

homo unius libri

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