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.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Opus 2012-24, Plow and Crown: Danger, Little People Ahead

The crown-covetous elites don’t seem to realize that peasants have been finding ways around their limitations for centuries.  It has modern applications.  Take for instance the quest to limit the energy used in homes by cutting down on the wattage of lightbulbs.  You may have noticed that your 100 watt light bulbs were downgraded to 95 watts or something like that.  The theory was that you would use less energy and the 5 watts would not make any difference to you.  Wrong.  What I do is get two 57 watt bulbs and burn them both.  Thus I get the light I need to read or work without straining my eyes.  Thus I use more energy that I did before.  Thus your plan to save the Earth is set back.  But since it isn’t really about saving the earth, it is about control, the elites don’t really care.  They passed their bill.  They messed with you.  They  have built their self esteem and advanced the crown.

But, Your Lordship, remember that sooner or later you will be forced to come out into the world that us peasants inhabit.  Beware.  I am not planning on violence.  Remember that the colonists tried to negotiate with King George and Parliament for years and tried to withdraw without bloodshed.  No, I am talking about the things the little people can do.  For instance, don’t insult your waitress.  She will smile and take it.  She will put on a happy face.  In the kitchen she may spit in the soup she has been sent to reheat.  We, the common, learned long ago to not make the voice in the drive thru unhappy.

Think about it.

How many areas of life can the invisible little people, that you deign to notice, touch?  Historically servants are some of the best spies because the Lords and Ladies ignore them like they were not there. 

Little people, be creative.  Find ways to keep your spirits up until enough sheep get worried about the wolves to organize.  As I said, use two lightbulbs instead of one.  Flush the toilet three times.  Shop on the internet and at yard sales.  Barter. 

You get the idea. 

If we can’t vote the suckers out and can’t keep them from their power trips, we can at least rob them of any of the results they claim to want.

homo unius libri


  1. Is that a criticism or a compliment? Either way, thank you.

    Grace and peace.


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