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.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Opus 2021-180: Headlines: IDF Plays Gotcha

If you want a bit of gratifying reading check out the report in the New York Post that implies that the Israeli Defense Force was less than transparent with the media.  Can you imagine that?  It appears that they sent out several tweets and the one in English seemed to say that Israeli troops were on the ground in Gaza.  It turns out that there were no ground troops who had crossed.  As they saying goes, “My bad!”

“So what?” you say.  When the international media picked up on the tweet and started broadcasting it to the world the Terrorists said to themselves, “Let’s get a little surprise ready for them.”  With the generous, and I am sure unintentional, warning given by the media the Hamas militants filled the tunnels through the area and waited to come up behind the Israeli troops.  They were all excited because they would be able to have a bloodbath of Jewish blood.

What happened?  At first, nothing.  When no Jewish soldiers showed up the Hamas gunners got bored and came out into the street saying, “What’s up?”  Of course they said it in Arabic, but you get the point.  At that time the Israeli jets arrived to show them what was up.  It was a bloodbath but not with Jewish blood.  The Palestinians cried, “No fair!”  The media also cried, “No fair!”

What settled well in my soul was when the Israeli military apologized to the media for not being clear.  They would try to do better next time.  The media seemed to feel that this would lower Israel’s prestige in the international media.  They would no longer be considered a reliable source.  I am sure that will break the IDF’s collective hearts.

The media, in their usual attempts to destroy Israel, were had.  It was a beautiful job of using the snakes against themselves.  I might point out that it seems the confusion only appeared in the English tweet.  That tells you something about our media.  Some things brighten your day.

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.