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.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Opus 2023-226: Election 2024: Vivek? Maybe Someday

Everywhere I look I see the face and name of Vivek Ramaswamy.  At first I ignored it but eventually I took the click bait.  I find him an interesting person.  I find him an unknown quantity that needs consideration.  I find him to be totally human in the fact that he is a mixed bag.

I have watched a few interviews.  At this point I can’t remember which ones except the beginning of his conversation with Bill Maher.  The bit I watched convinced me that they both had big gaps in their education and that Bill Maher is not as funny when he is drunk as he is in the clips I occasionally watch.  

In addition to that I have finished Ramaswamy’s first book, Woke, Inc.  I am in the process of reading his second, A Nation of Victims.  I love libraries.  He writes well.  If you like what you see on video I would suggest you read his books with your mind turned on.  You will see the enthusiasm for America but you will also see that he has drunk a bit of the Kood-aide and doesn’t seem to know it.

He is an interesting combination of innovative thinker and naive sponge.  One simple example of the concept appeared in his discussion with Bill Maher.  He stated his opinions and was not going to back down.  When it came to discussion Christopher Columbus he managed to get Maher to admit that Columbus made a contribution.  Well and good.  Too bad they did not leave it there.  I would have been impressed with both of them.  Maher then went on to compliment Columbus on his courage, sailing out into the unknown where everyone thought they would fall off the end of the earth.  He even said everyone believed that.  Ramaswamy agreed with him.  I don’t know if you ever did any reading outside your public school class room but this is one of the popular myths of our age.  When I was researching early explorers I learned that the existence of land to the west was well known.  Columbus knew that the Vikings had tried to plant a colony in the area.  The ancient Greeks had even calculated the circumference of the earth.  The truth is that the only people who believed the world was flat were farmers who lived in small, isolated communities.

Too bad our modern intellectuals also live in small, isolated communities.

I find this tendency in Ramaswamy.  I am an uncompromising Trump supporter in this election but I am looking down the road.  I wonder if he will grow into a good candidate.  I hope to come up with more as I finish his second book.

homo unius libri


  1. Thank you for this post about Vivek...I've been following his campaign and comments...I find him very interesting....young with new ideas but also belief in the Constitution....but it's strange, me being almost 80 now, my "gut instinct" is stronger than ever before...can't really explain it, but it's almost like, well, he's too good to be will wait, watch, read, research....honestly, I abhor "political seasons"!! So much trickery and falseness....hard to find "TRUTH"!

    1. I continue to read and learn. I hope to add more as I finish his second book. You might check your local library to see if they have copies.

      Grace and peace


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