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 20, 2011

Opus 2011-212, On the Street: Breast Milk Baby

While traveling I am faced with the reality of being locked in a room with someone else (my wife) fulfilling their TV fix for the day.  Today one of those morning shows was interrupting my high and lofty meditations.  The topic was a toy.  It was a doll that somehow was designed to let little girls pretend that they were nursing a baby. 

Normally I would nod my head and say, “How cute.”  What was amusing and scary was the response of the media people.  They were using such words as “disgusting” and claiming that the children were not ready for such a thing.  They were really going ballistic. 

What was frustrating was that these same people have no problem with sending their children off to day care and putting them in the clutches of the public school but they are offended when little girls are encouraged to pretend they are mommies.  They have no problem with little girls dressing like tramps and wearing make-up but acting like a breast is something besides a sex object is beyond the pale. 

The real problem is that most of these people have a vested interest in justifying putting women to work.  The female celebrities don’t want to feel the guilt of dumping their children or the emptiness of not having any.  The men don’t want to have it pointed out that they don’t want the responsibility of heading a family.

I might be a bit prejudiced.  My wife used to sit in church and nurse our children.  It can be done with total modesty and often people near by did not know what was going on.  It was a simple part of life.  Or should I say it is the way God designed us to be. 

Maybe that is the real problem.

homo unius libri


  1. I think the toy is a bit strange, but nothing like the trash that permeates the same toy markets.

  2. My wife nursed both of our children. My daughter would have loved to have one of these. Now the Betsy Wetsy I wonder about.

    What a world.

    Grace and peace.


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