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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.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Opus 2022-070: Censorship Is the Excuse, Not the Problem

In a recent Zoom conversation someone brought up the significant number of Americans who claimed if they had known about Hunter Biden’s laptop they would have never voted for his dad.  There were a whole list of topics that brought that response.  The big question we have is, “Why didn’t they know?”

The primary answer I always hear isn’t worth much.  People always say that the MSM is filtering the news and distorting what they report.  That is true, but so what?  If the news can’t be found then how did everyone on the Zoom meeting know these things?  

We have the same thing going on now.  The Canadian government has moved in and convinced the Canadian banks to freeze the assets of anyone that is on “The List”.  I read today that none of the major legacy networks have covered it.  I hear the same about the study by John Hopkins University reporting the lock-downs did next to nothing to save lives.  I hear this ad nauseam.  At the risk of repeating myself I ask, “Then how do I know?”

The news is out there.  It is available.  All you need to do is want to find it.  And that is the issue.  People don’t want to know.  They continue to think if they keep their heads down, don’t make a fuss and act nice that all the trouble will pass them by.  I would bet that everyone who says they did not know had at least one conversation where they heard things that made them uncomfortable and instead of checking it out had another cup of coffee, maybe with a cinnamon roll.

It is similar to people who attend church and don’t seem to be aware that the pastor is watering down the truth and sometimes advocating heresy.  They will say, “I didn’t know.”  That is pretty weak when there was a Bible in the pew in front of them and probably a pile of them at home.  When someone claims that a loving God would not send anyone to hell it doesn’t take a lot of brainpower to look up all the references to hell in the Bible.  

So speak up.  Be as polite as you can but don’t let people get away with acting like they didn’t know.  The risk is great of losing our liberty in this life and our life in eternity.

homo unius libri

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