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, May 16, 2011

Opus 2011-159, On the Street: Buying the Middle Class with the Bail-out

On the way to work I have been seeing the signs put up to declare to the population that their federal government is using part of the bail-out funds to improve their neighborhood and bring jobs to their town.  A section of the street I drive over has had extensive work and resurfacing.  It is a nice job. 

The problem is that it is a bribe to the middle class.  The street goes through a very comfortable neighborhood.  On one side of the street is one of the largest churches in the area.  The houses on the other side of the street are probably 3,000 square feet and at Christmas time put on quite a show with lights and animation.  I have nothing against these people except that they can afford to fix their own streets.  They don’t need the government to borrow money to do what the local town counsel should have taken care of on their own.

This is an example of how the federal government is trying to bring the middle class into the welfare society.  This town now has learned that it can have its hand out.  Guess which way it may vote in the next election?

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