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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Opus 2011-198, Are You Smart?

You have to love how naive seventh graders are.  They hear hoary old jokes and think they are new.  Last week they played the old one, “Are you smart?  Spell it.”  That’s the way they say it.  Of course what they mean is, “Spell ‘it’.”  It really breaks their hearts when I reply “I-T.”

Why do people keep falling for the same old political jokes?  Why do people keep falling for the same old lines about things like global warming?  Or is it global cooling this year?  Since the president admitted in a recorded interview that raising capital gains taxes would bring in less revenue, how is it fair?  How does creating a massive new entitlement program for health save money and balance the budget?  How does selling houses to people who can’t afford them make sound banks?  How many times is Lucy going to pull the football out from in front of your foot?

Unfortunately the world is full of Charlie Browns. 

People also keep falling for the old spiritual jokes.  We still want to be gods.  We want to deny the existence of sin and blame all our social and personal woes on training and education.  Has no one noticed how totally self centered a child is from birth to accountability?  Has no one noticed that the selfishness does not go away but is simply disguised after accountability? 

Charlie Brown would have made a great Rich Young Ruler.  Maybe his name was Charles.

Are you smart?  Spell “hope.”  The answer is J-E-S-U-S.  Or you can keep trusting Lucy.  Maybe this time it will be different.

homo unius libri

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