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.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Opus 2011-350, Discernment Watch: Some Slippery Slopes of Synonyms

Recently our pastor was sharing a thought from a study bible that he liked.  It don’t remember what point he was focusing on.  What I noticed that the comment contained the word “humankind.”  I assume it substituted it for “mankind.”  The editors had obviously conceded the battle of gender neutrality to the feminists.  Another barrier has been breached and it happened in a Bible that was supposed to be solid and reliable.

In reality all they have done is add the letters “hu” on the front of “mankind.”  That is enough for one day but tomorrow will come.  Having won this they will need to push the line back further.  They might want to substitute “womankind” but that won’t work because the world also also includes “man”. 

I have a suggestion.  Let’s just move to "bi-genderkind” or something like that.  It will save a lot of ink and paper. 

If we are going to surrender, we might as well get it over with.

The King James Version looks better all the time.

homo unius libri


  1. Hey, animals are people too you know. How about "creaturekind?"

  2. Well "gentlebeings," as some sci-fi likes to call people, your contributions are noted and I will grant you the copyright on them.

    And, Ralph, since I work in the public schools I think you got your quote wrong. My observation is more that people are animals, too.

    Grace and peace.


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