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.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Opus 2022-160: Truth Seekers

One of the frustrations I have is seeing so many people who should know better living the lie of Progressivism.  It is like they have disengaged their brain or can’t find the switch to their baloney-meter.  I believe I have stated it before but these people have to be one of three things:  Ignorant, stupid or evil.  

Having said that I also know that such a condition does not have to be life long.  I am seeing more people who seem to fit into a category that I am calling Truth Seekers.  They are ignorant because they have been trained and brainwashed by others who live in one of the three spheres I mentioned.  Since they are not stupid and don’t want to be evil they have their intellectual radar on and are trying to find their way out of their caves.

The first one that made me start thinking this way was Jordan Peterson.  I had heard his name but never paid much attention until I saw a video clip that was labeled something to the effect of the Video that Made Jordan Peterson Famous.  From their I watched a few of his longer lectures and could sense that there seemed to be a desire for truth and a courage to express that search.  I watched some presentations recently made at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, whatever that is, and still feel he is making real progress.  He will always speak as a psychologist and revere his gurus but he uses it to find truth.

I added Joe Rogan to my list.  Yes, that Joe Rogan.  I did so after I watched him interview Jordan Peterson.  One clue that gave me a heads-up was when he mentioned his ten year old daughter.  It could be that he takes parenthood seriously enough to be willing to acknowledge truth when he sees it.  

Recently there has been a string of memes involving Elon Musk talking about going Republican.  I had already added him to my list of truth seekers based on his interview with the staff of Babylon Bee.  I am under no illusions that he has left the left but I do sense there is a genuineness about him that makes it possible his eyes may be gradually opened.  

I am hoping to find others with a thirst for truth.  I believe there are others out there.  Those who have an understanding of truth need to be courteous and willing to dialogue.  Yes, I know it is a bit arrogant to assume I have a sense of truth but as I pointed out to someone years ago, being right is often confused with arrogance by those who have an ax to grind.

You may have seen the snip of Bill Maher questioning transgenderism.  It was interesting, even funny at times, but I am a long way from adding him to my list.  I think in his case it is more a change that comes in order to attract attention rather than a real quest for truth.  I hope I am wrong.

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