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, July 20, 2022

Opus 2022-207: The Scorpion and the Conservative

I had never heard of Sir Roger Scruton but Peter Robinson and the staff of Uncommon Knowledge know him well enough to have an interview.  He is touted as a British intellectual who is conservative and what I have heard so far sounds good.  If you like intelligent conversation you might give it a listen.

As I listened I heard a gracious man who thinks deeply trying to be open minded about his liberal friends.  At one point, after pointing out the destructive force of liberals in our society, he had to pause and point out that not all liberals are phoney.  Some of them do care about the well being of the masses.  This highlighted the problem with conservative intellectuals.  They are blinded by their desire to be kind and forgiving to their liberal friends.  They cut them slack when it is not really deserved.  They try to see both sides and have an honest dialogue.   

Conservative intellectuals seem to usually miss the whole problem.  They are engaged in a one way desire to communicate.  Liberals do not want to communicate.  They want to dominate and control.  What they can not control they seek to destroy.  That is what they are doing to our Republic.  When they could not win by elected officials they turned to the courts to do an end run.  When they don’t win in court they release the home addresses of the Justices and sic their deranged minions on them.  Then President Biden starts writing executive orders that contradict the courts.  

You can’t reason with these people.  It is questionable whether they can be reclaimed for civil society.  Still, I guess we have to try but we need to quit giving them the benefit of the doubt.  Always keep in mind the scorpion getting a ride across the river on the frog.

homo unius libri

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