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.

Monday, June 17, 2024

Opus 2024-154: Dr. Bill and Mr. Maher

In a moment of weakness I listened to some Bill Maher clickbait.  He was being interviewed by Fareed Zakaria about his new book.  It was an interesting interview because you saw both Jekyll and Hyde in a short segment.  

Dr. Bill can be a very winning Jekyll.  He has a lot of qualities that could lead him to the side of light.  He is intelligent, in a liberal way.  He can be very funny.  He can have some great insights.

He is also a well developed Hyde.  For a long time he got away scot free attacking everything that was sacred and polluting minds with his clever jabs.  He had quite a following.  My only contact was an occasional You Tube short that I would fall for.  I was usually left with nothing but concern for his soul.  

Then something changed.  Suddenly the occasional click bait was actually funny and spot on.  He began to take swipes at the nonsense of the left.  If you were not as skeptical as I am you might have thought that he was having second thoughts.  If you were as skeptical as I am you might have wondered if his constant attacks of traditional values were finally getting so toxic that he was beginning to lose followers.  The faithful started waking up and saying, “Hey!”  I cant’ prove it, mainly because I am too lazy to spend the time, but I think he got the word from his PR people that he needed to tone it down and maybe even show some common sense.

His jokes and comments about the left were the focus of the interview.  I think it was another attempt by the left to say, “See, Bill isn’t such a bad guy after all.”  The problem is that at one point he got going on Trump and conservative Americans.  The old Hyde was still there in full force.  

Do I think he should be censored and removed from the airways, cancelled?  No.  I am consistent in my support of the First Amendment.  If it applies to my liberty, it also applies to his.  No, the way to deal with the sewer rats of our society is to hit them in the pocket book.  Stop listening.  Stop reading their books.  Make them hurt in the only way that is moral, their pocket book.  In time they will be replaced by their masters.  Of course, we will then need to deal with a clone.  It might be better to stick with Bill.  At least he is funny at times.

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