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, September 28, 2011

Opus 2011-277, Bewitched by I Love Lucy

Every once in awhile I read some comments that show concern for the growth of the occult in our society.  People trace it back to the Ouija board parlor game and such TV shows as “Bewitched.”  Some even get heretical enough to question The Chronicles of Narnia or The Lord of the Rings.

I see the issue.  I agree we have a problem.  I have a question though.  Which witch was worse, Samantha or Lucy?  Samantha introduced witches into our homes.  She was an attractive, sensitive, well meaning wife and mother.  What is not to like?  All witches can’t be like her mother, can they?  We need to give witches a chance, right?

I have a bigger problem with the sitcom, “I Love Lucy.”  The full disclosure is that I don’t like slap-stick comedy.  I am more into George Burns the Lucy.  I like Bill Cosby more than the Three Stooges.  I will take the dry one-liners.  You can have the pie in the face.

Having said that there is still a problem.  Lucy and programs like it made a joke out of sin, poor character and bad choices.  Every week Lucy would lie, cheat or steal.  Then would come more lies to cover it up.  Eventually Ricky would catch on and confront her.  We would have a pseudo-repentance and Ricky of course would forgive.  Next week, more of the same.  We learned that sin was funny and that God, played by Ricky, was really pretty easy to fool.

One desensitized to the occult.  One desensitized to sin.  In the eyes of God, both are major issues. 

Take care with what you feed your mind and soul.

homo unius libri

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