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.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Opus 2022-054: Finally Too Far?

People seem to be listening to Jordan Peterson.  I tried watching a few of his short videos but don’t find them satisfying so I am trying to listen to some of his longer conversations.  They take a lot of time so I parcel them out.  Currently I am listening to a conversation between Peterson and Joe Rogan (#1208).  

Peterson was commenting on how people in business are more socialized than academia.  I think his explanation for the academics was that they can evaluate each other based on their published research.  He called it science.  He said business people are much more socialized.  They need to constantly be socializing to find out whom they can trust.  

Business people need to develop a relationship with their employees and customers.  If they make the wrong choices in employees then they fail.  If the customers find the businessman cannot be trusted then eventually they fall from their positions and go broke.  I think of the ways in which companies have lowered the quality of their products and I have found other sources.  Multiply that by a few million and you have serious money.

This made me think of the major players in our culture, the social media gurus.  They have betrayed the trust people had in them.  The masses are slow to wake up to this because they are already so woke, but the day will come when they say, “Hey” and admit to themselves they have been lied to and manipulated.  Will these corporate giants fall because of it?  It is interesting that we are currently seeing some significant losses in the stock market and in usage.  Is this an indication that people are feeling betrayed or just a blip in the market?  Only time will tell.

People don’t mind being lied to when you tell them they look good today.  I think that they have a little different response when they realize that the actions of the government and crony capitalists are slowly eroding their liberty and freedom of choice.  Please note that I say “crony capitalist” not “capitalist”.  The first is an agent of fascism the second is someone who sells stock in their company.

Markets work if they are allowed to.  Get involved in the process.  If you are tired of being lied to by Facebook and Twitter then look for alternatives.  I can’t give you much advice on that because I have almost no involvement with either one.  If, on the other hand, you want advice on the best Bible translation I can help you.  

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