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.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Opus 2011-156, Headlines: Lightbulbs

Are you seeing the light yet?  What kind of bulb do you have at the end of the tunnel?  The juggernaut of fluorescent bulbs is coming.  Are you aware?

Congress, with bi-partisan support passed a law when George Bush was still president that was designed to take away the cheap, environmentally friendly, versatile incandescent bulbs that the world has been using for decades.  In the near future you will be allowed to buy only the new fluorescent bulbs that you see filling the shelves under the title “energy saving.”  No it is not your imagination.  It is happening.

These new bulbs are an Al Gore dream come true.  They are expensive.  They don’t last near as long as advertised.  They don’t save near as much energy as advertised.  They contain mercury, which is a toxin.  They do not work with dimmer switches.  They don’t give as much light.  Think of it as global warming in a glass case.

Have the Republicans tried to pass a law to repeal this nonsense?  If they have I haven’t heard about it.  It might be a good idea.  It would win a few votes.

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