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, June 20, 2011

Opus 2011-186, On the Street: Advertizing for the Ignorant

I had a bus turn in front of me a few days ago and read the ad on the side.  I had to catch the bus and read it again because I could not believe what it said.  It was an advertizement for Metro trying to get people to ride the bus.  That wasn’t what got my attention.  What hit me what the idiotic statement they were using.  They were saying we should “Take control, pay as you go.” 

This about riding on mass transit.  I don’t know if you have ever had to take mass transit but one of the concepts that is totally alien to the experience is “take control.”  First you are forced to get on the bus at locations designated by a committee.  When you find the bus stop you must wait until it gets there before you can start your trip.  If you are thirty seconds late you must wait for the next bus.  You need exact change.  During rush hour, which is when most people want to travel, you must often stand the entire trip.  You are forced to listen to other people's music and smell whatever they had for dinner.  You must wait patiently while the bus takes a route you would never follow and if you are really “in control” you get to change buses.  When you want to get off it is a miracle if it is close to where you are going.  This is what they call “taking control.”

What a twist of reality.

But we need to remember that the people reading these signs were probably not taught to think.  Since they want to be in control they take a bus.  I guess I would rather be manipulated by my own personal automobile.

Will a  bus fit in the drive through?

homo unius libri

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