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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.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Opus 2021-328: A Seuss Suggestion

Dr. Seuss wrote a book called The Cat in the Hat.  I am suggesting there needs to be a sequel called The Cat in the Lap.

When we returned from Thanksgiving on the east coast we brought back a cat.  This is not just any cat, it is the cat the brings great joy to my grandchildren.  They will soon be relocating so it became the job of the grandparents to move the animal.  Even though I don’t care about a cat more than about 20 seconds I do love my grandchildren.  So, we hauled an animal across country.  When we tried to stop for the night all went well, until 2:30 A.M.  At that point this albatross decided that it was time to protest all the injustice of the world.  We gave up and hit the road, and recognizing the pointlessness of trying it again, we covered almost 1,000 miles that day.

Since my wife has a cat of her own this one has adopted me.  It sleeps on my bed and is always clamoring for attention.  This would be an ideal cat for someone who can’t live without dependent, degenerate descendants of jungle felines.  I suggested we find a little old lady who is lonely and make a donation.  I got nothing but frosty stares in return.

There are times I wish I were allergic.

Until that change in my metabolism takes place or the grandchildren arrive I am destined to have a cat in my lap.  I guess there are worse things to suffer.

homo unius libri

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Opus 2021-327: Should-a-Beens: Business Opportunity

I sense a market developing.  

The thought was stimulated by a phrase in a post on Free North Carolina.  They were quoting a site called Your News.  The phrase in the spotlight is,

“Ivermectin tablets are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat humans with intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, two conditions caused by parasitic worms. Some topical forms of ivermectin are approved to treat external parasites like head lice and for skin conditions such as rosacea. The drug is also approved for use on animals.”
This is not new information.  This is common knowledge.  At the same time we are also aware that the Proregressives* in the government and media are trying to make this an illegal drug to treat the China Virus.  Why?  Because it works and it does not make the drug companies a lot of money.

I have an opportunity to suggest to some enterprising entrepreneur.  Start marketing parasitic worms.  Make them freely available and offer them to people wishing to waylay their fears of this terrible, slightly worse than flu, virus.  They could ingest the worms, see their doctor, get a prescription and kill two worms with one stone.  I image you might also do a search on how to come in contact with such worms if you are into the natural approach to medicine.  

I am not a doctor.  I am not a lawyer.  I am also not a liberal.  This information is offered for entertainment value, not as legal advice.  That is also important information for liberals since they have no sense of humor.

*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, BLM, MSM, Deep State, etc.  Synonym for swamp dwellers)

homo unius libri

Opus 2021-326: Headlines: Probably Ignored

I will not be spending a lot of time on the Ghislaine Maxwell trial.  It isn’t that it is unimportant.  It is.  We are dealing with blatant sexual crimes and perversion.  If justice is served then there will be a lot of rich and powerful people locked up for a long time.  Maybe there would even be executions.  If even a fraction of the accusations are true then there should be a lot of brown outs near the prisons.  If I thought my support would further those causes I would cling to the progress of the trial.  There are reasons I am not going to spend much time on it.

The system may be so corrupt that the outcome is already determined.  I am being generous and saying “may.”  It is possible that there are a lot of honest judges doing all they can to keep disputes fair and legal.  Those judges will most likely be relegated to municipal courts dealing with jaywalking and drunk drivers.  I do not expect to see a Rittenhouse result in this case.  I will hope for the best and serve on a jury when called.  I will advocate jury nullification.  Other than that, I will stay off the radar.

I can’t believe much of what I read and digging out the truth is very time consuming.  I know where the media’s heart is and don’t find that encouraging.  Even people on the side of liberty and the angels get carried away.  I will look past the obvious click bait but it is hard to find unimpeachable sources today.

It is sad.  Let justice be done.  In case it isn’t maybe we could start a new American Colonization Society.  I would suggest some possibilities.  We could load Proregressives* on rocket ships and send them to start colonies on Mars.  We could experiment with underwater bubbles and make them volunteers.  We could help them sneak into the socialist country of their choice.  I am open to anything that would remove the pollution from our country.

*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, BLM, MSM, Deep State, etc.  Synonym for swamp dwellers)

homo unius libri

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Opus 2021-325: Aha Moments: The Anti-Semitism Behind CRT

 

 

A few years ago I decided to start reading through the Bible, cover to cover.  It is not something I would recommend for new believers because you spend so much time on what amounts to genealogy and census numbers.  I am old enough in the faith to appreciate the overview aspect.  Occasionally I come across things that seem to relate to the day.  I will make an effort to share them.  It may not change your life but it helps me release what bugs me.

I am currently reading through the book of Esther.  In the third chapter we come across a man named Haman.  For reasons not specified Haman is given immense power.

(Est 3:1-2 KJV)  After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.  And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.
It seems that the king, whom you might know better as Xerxes I of the Persian Empire, gave the order that everyone was to bow down to Haman.  This was probably not the simple type of saluting that goes on in the military.  Bowing often meant prostrating yourself on the ground with your face in the dirt.

If you have ever been pulled over by a cop having a bad day you understand how power goes to the head of people in authority positions.  It is bad enough when it is a DMV clerk but picture a guy who has the power of life and death over you.

Mordecai refuses to bow.  Notice the end of verse 2.
“But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.”
It wasn’t a matter of ego or pride.  It was a matter of obedience.  He refused because he only bowed to God.  He was a Jew and ancient custom tended to bestow divine status on monarchs so that bowing was submission to a god.  As a Jew he was aware of the first commandment that he was to have no gods before God.  Jews took this very seriously.  

Evidently this went on for quite a time.
(Est 3:3 KJV)  Then the king's servants, which were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?
Eventually the word was passed to Haman, along with the reason,
(Est 3:4 KJV)  Now it came to pass, when they spake daily unto him, and he hearkened not unto them, that they told Haman, to see whether Mordecai's matters would stand: for he had told them that he was a Jew.
So the die it cast.  Mordecai is in defiance against the cultural god of the day and it was because of the community of faith he belonged to.  

Haman set out to destroy Mordecai and all of his people.
(Est 3:5-6 KJV)  And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.  And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai
Isn’t history wonderful?  And of course you have heard about how history repeats itself.  This chicken is coming home to roost.  We see the same thing happening in the Proregressive* power grab of today.  We see an active campaign that is billed as an attack on white privilege and institutional racism, whatever that is.  The reason they are after the deeply rooted values found in European culture is that much of it is based on the Bible and we live in a culture where many people have lived in security putting God before government.  It isn’t because people are white.  It is because they believe in things like hard work, honesty, monogamous marriage, two genders, and the worst thing of all, our rights come from God not Washington D.C.  The fact that it isn’t white has forced them to come up with Multiracial Whiteness.  

It does not matter that much of “Christianity” has bowed down to the power of the elites, there are still a few who defy them and must be destroyed.  In the process of purification many of the warm fuzzy church attenders will be caught up in the grind, but the Proregressives* are big on the Marxists belief that the end justifies the means and you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.  

The big question is, “Whom do you serve?”  If the answer is anything but the state then you are not only expendable but a chronic liability.  

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Christian are based on the same root:  Acknowledging God as God.

So get ready.  Either fish or cut bait, whatever that means.  Or just put it the way Joshua did,
(Jos 24:15 KJV)  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, BLM, MSM, Deep State, etc.  Synonym for swamp dwellers)

homo unius libri

Opus 2021-324: The Time Has Come

You may be a holdout.  You may have been refusing to start the Christmas music.  It is now December.  You have no more excuses except channeling the Mr. Scrooge in you.  I don’t care how you do it but dig out the carols and get them creating the atmosphere of the Incarnation.  I am currently using a flash drive plugged into the USB port on my room stereo.  Pick your anit-poison.

While you are at it start saying “Merry Christmas” to people.  They need to hear it and you need to express a little rebellion.

Merry Christmas, or for you history buffs, an Incredible Incarnation Season to you.

homo unius libri

Monday, November 29, 2021

Opus 2021-323: On the Road: What Ever Happened to the Puritans?

As we have been traveling across the country we have had a lot of conversations with people who showed up for work.  Everywhere we go we see “help wanted” signs.  It isn’t just at your local fast food place.  Almost every truck that went by us had an invitation to come work for them.  There are plenty of jobs.  What is lacking is the old fashioned Puritan Work Ethic.

We had a great waitress at a Cracker Barrel.  She understood The Ethic.  She was working as hard as she could but it took forever to get our food out of the kitchen.  While people were rocking and gossiping on the porch, half the restaurant was empty.  She said that people didn’t come in to work today.  In the discussion she said they didn’t even bother to call, they just didn’t show up and they don’t get fired because the manager is so desperate for help.  The most often repeated comment we hear in these kind of exchanges is “Why work when the government pays you not to?”

There are solutions but there is no backbone to make them work.  Sooner or later people are going to have to suffer in order to get them moving again.  Proverbs puts it this way,

(Pro 16:26 NAS77) A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.
We as Americans are going to need to harden our sloppy hearts a bit or we will destroy everyone we touch.  We need to do that for theological reasons.  The church and Christians did not go woke this week.  They have been woke for decades.  It started with the desire to reform society using the rules and standards of the God-hating sociologists and psychologists.  It was augmented by a desire to be accepted.  The church stopped talking about sin because that made people uncomfortable.  They draw a big Sharpie line through the doctrine of Original Sin because their big donors didn’t like it.  Over the years they have abandoned the Bible as the measure of truth and in the process abandoned truth itself.  As they “grew” they not only sent the people around them to hell but earned the title Ichabod from God Himself.

We will not recover from the assault of the Proregressives* if we do not tighten our belts, harden our hearts and engage our brains.  Keep in mind that Socialist countries tend to starve and end up murdering anyone they don’t want to feed.

We need to get back to work, all of us.

*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, BLM, MSM, Deep State, etc.  Synonym for swamp dwellers)

homo unius libri

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Opus 2021-322: Still Brimming with Thanks

I am currently on the east coast getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Since I routinely begin each day with a time of thanks and praise this is not a novel experience but it is a great excuse to set aside other demands and focus on the blessings God has given me.  

I continue to ask God, “Why me?”  I ask it because of the blessings.  My children and grandchildren will gather with us in unity and harmony.  The grandchildren have opinions but those don’t count much.  My children are more conservative than I am.  They are walking in the faith.  It makes for pleasant conversations.  I don’t know why me but I am grateful in spite of it.

Remember that the point of Thanksgiving is that we know Whom to thank.  Knowing Him gives us a totally different understanding of what the future holds and a confidence that no matter how dark it gets we walk in the Light.

I hope that your Thanksgiving is blessed.

Grace and peace.

homo unius libri