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.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Opus 2011-352, On the Street: We, the Tired

I was listening to a podcast discussing the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.  One of the gurus said that Americans were tired.  That the war was dragging them down.  I wonder, what are Americans tired about?  Granted, the soldiers who are pulled into repeated deployments are worn out.  But he wasn’t talking about them.  He was talking about the average American.  They are doing nothing to be tired about.  How can we be tired when we go about life the same way we would if we never heard of Afghanistan.  For that matter, most Americans could not find it on a map.   

One of the other voices had the answer.  He said, “Americans aren’t tired, only anchor men are tired.”  That about sums it up.  Americans are tired because the talking heads and chattering classes tell us we are tired.  Perhaps we would be better off if we would think for ourselves instead of listening to people who want to tell us what to think.

But then I guess I am telling you what to think.

homo unius libri

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