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, July 11, 2011

Opus 2011-203, Discernment Watch: Where Did All the Indians Go? Part III

Then there is the work ethic of warriors.  Real men hunt and fight.  They also sit around swapping stories about how they hunt and fight.  Everything else was done by the women.  The hunter would kill the deer and might carry it back to camp.  After that the women butchered it, cooked what they could and preserved what they could.  The plains Indians would move their camp to be close to the kill so they didn’t need to carry the dead buffalo to the women.  The women tanned the hide and found uses for the bones and other body parts.  They made the clothes and the homes.  They did what farming was to be done. 

Most of us would consider this either slavery or something close.  One of the tendencies of slave cultures is that there is little innovation and development.  If you are a warrior you are on top.  Why would you come up with anything that would rock the boat.  If someone comes up with a new innovation that would save the women a lot of work, they would have more spare time to think about how they spent their lives.  This was not conducive to new ideas.  We often think of new inventions as “labor saving devices.”  If you don’t do the labor, why would you care if labor was saved.  If your merit was based on killing enemies and deer, what does it matter to you how hard it is to tan the hide.  That is women’s work, right?

Where did all the people go?

To be continued...

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