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, February 16, 2011

Opus 2011-60, On the Street: Who Is Rahm Emanuel?

I was at an assembly being held at our school.  The students were seated and I looked at the man doing the presentation and noticed that he had a general resemblance to Rahm Emanuel.  I leaned over and pointed this out to the teacher next to me and she asked, “Who?”  Thinking she had not heard me, I repeated the name.  She asked, “Who is he?”

Rarely am I speechless.  You should have been there.  I felt like a fish gasping for air.  I was standing by a lady I have worked with for years.  She raised three great children and is an excited grandmother.  She is molding the next generation of public school children and she had never heard of Rahm Emanuel.  I would have understood if she didn’t know the name of her representative in congress.  It would have not troubled me if she could not name the school board members, but Rahm Emanual?  Actually, I should not have been surprised.  She voted for Barak Obama.

When you wonder why the country is struggling so much, think about all the people who are totally out of touch with current events.  I am not talking about cultural issues.  For instance, are you familiar with the expression, “Who is John Galt?”  Do you know where it came from and what it means?  I didn’t until a few years ago.  My cultural foundation had a hole in it.  I was ignorant.  That is a part of life.  But how many people are there who have had the influence on our country that Rahm Emanuel has had.  It is hard to have an intelligent conversation with people who have surrendered their duty to be informed.

I tremble for the future of our republic.

homo unius libri

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