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, April 24, 2024

Opus 2024-090: Internet Gossip

The internet is replacing the church prayer chain as the primary source of gossip in our culture.  If you have been around some churches they have prayer chains organized that rapidly deteriorate into a place to find out all the juicy stuff happening.  It was an early form of Facebook or Instagram.  I say that never having used prayer chains, Facebook or Instagram.

Even when the internet was accessed by dial-up modems it was hailed as a great source of communication and information.  As search engines matured and the speed of access sped up the possibilities became endless.  Unfortunately it went in directions that the innocent were not prepared for.  Who knew that Russian brides were a path to porn?  And then there is the matter of trust in what you read.  The internet has become a great source of nonsense and distortion.

Most of what you find on the Internet could be classified as gossip. People have always had the choice. We have always had the choice of whether they listen to someone who speaks from knowledge and experience, or listening to someone who is upset, because aunt Mabel snubed them in the grocery store. Most of the Internet is aunt Mabel.

Consider how easy it is for the mysterious “them” to modify sources of information such as Wikipedia.  What is even more evil is when they start changing definitions in on-line dictionaries.  

The information is still out there.  You may need to keep digging and rewording your searches in order to get past the censorship of the elites but much is still waiting to be accessed.  As in so much of life, keep your brain turned on and your baloney meters on high.

homo unius libri

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