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, June 23, 2022

Opus 2022-184: The Science of Hate Speech

While we are worried about hate crimes and all the bigotry out there we might want to consider something published by a site called PhysicsWorld.  I came across this as I got side-tracked on the question of how many believed the earth was flat.

“Alarming polling data by the firm Datafolha, for example, indicate that 7% of the Brazilian population – some 11 million people – believe that the Earth is flat. This shocking number has been attributed to a resurgent evangelical Christian church, but there are also signs that religious fundamentalism is spreading these ideas in Islamic countries too.”
I am not into hate speech accusations so understand this is a bit tongue in cheek, but this sounds like a classic case of haters writing hate.  This is religious bigotry.  Since they threw in Muslims I can write that.  I have been a part of that “religious fundamentalism” demographic all my life.  I attended what was a Christian college at the time.  I have done a bit of traveling, reading and listening.  I don’t think I have ever met an evangelical Christian who believed the world was flat.

Can these so called scientists really be this brainwashed?  I guess so.  

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