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, May 7, 2011

Opus 2011-148, The Modern Protagonist

I just put down another novel after a few chapters.  The plot line was interesting and I could tell it would be well written.  The problem was that I could not get into the story. I was too turned off by the main characters.  There was noone that I could wish success.  Let me describe them.

One was a young woman who had been to college and was now sitting at home living off her parents.  She was a regular pot smoker and it seemed to be totally casual.  Casual drug use was  assumed to be a normal part of life.  She had a history of casual sex.  She lied to her father and stole his fishing boat when he was out of town.

Another was a government agent who was supposed to be the secret agent type.  Nothing was developed to show that he was anything but an opportunist.

A third was a young scientist for a semi-government agency doing research on a trip to Mars.  He was depicted as an opportunist.  He was using secret material to advance his own personal career, material that had been illegally removed from the agency.  He made it a habit to go to bars, drink heavy and pick up some available babe for a one night stand.

Have you noticed this trend?  There is not sense of moral fiber or noble goals.  Everyone is selfish and out for themselves.  If I want that kind of cast all I need to do is talk to the people I work with.  These are the examples that people have today.  Is it any wonder that society is falling apart?  We can’t even create fiction worth emulating.

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