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.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Opus 2011-163, On the Street: Preferred Parking

I stop by our neighborhood Fresh and Easy grocery store occasionally.  Yes, I know they are a yuppie haven and are into all the latest fads but sometimes on selected items they have good prices.  I can rub elbows with my supposed betters if it saves me money.

My problem is not the shelves but the stalls.  I mean the stalls in the parking lot.  They have these special reserved parking spots.  Like everyone else they have the blue marked handicapped spaces.  Okay.  They have some stalls reserved for people with infants.  Cool.  Then they have spaces reserved for people with hybrids.  Red flags. 

I know that they think they are trying to encourage “green” thinking and saving the earth.  This is the perfect example of Green Hypocrisy.  We will leave aside a discussion of whether hybrids are really environmentally friendly, you already have your opinions on that.  My questions is, “Why are they reserving special parking for the rich?” 

Let’s face it.  Poor people can’t afford a Prius.  They are expensive to buy and expensive to maintain.  Why should these people be given a space by the door while I have to walk across the parking lot from my stuttering twenty year old antique?  Why don’t they just supply free valet parking for people with large bank accounts?

I also saw this at the place where I donate blood.  There was a row of shiny new, expensive hybrids right outside the door of the center and I had to walk from around the corner. 

I guess I should be grateful that they are making me walk more.  It is good for my health.

homo unius libri


  1. Logic is not currently popular in America. How else can you explain why we elected an Arab president while we're at war with half the Arab world?

  2. And after all the lessons of history we still think we can appease the evil in the world. Go figure.

    Thanks for the contribution.

    Grace and Peace


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