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.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Opus 2012-25, Practical or Hypocritical?

As a serious Christian I note how often people like to call believers “hypocrite.” Usually I just ignore it but I got to thinking about some of the things I see that might reflect that. My thinking here was stirred by someone pointing out the hypocrisy of the Leatherman tool makers. Whoever was writing said that the Leatherman company does not support the second amendment and goes out of their way to assist the restricters of liberty. Then they pointed out that Leatherman now markets a tool for gun owners and it is a great product. Sounds like hypocrisy to me.

How do I demonstrate hypocrisy? As a teacher I am perfectly willing to accept any pay raises that come my way. At the same time I vote against tax increases and urge others to do so. That seems like hypocrisy.

I think we should do away with compulsory education. I am a public school teacher, lined up at the public trough, sucking down your tax dollars. That seems like hypocrisy.

We home schooled our children. I urge others to do the same. I earn my living in a public school. That seems like hypocrisy.

I think the country would be better off without all the health insurance mandates. When I go to the doctor I work the system the best I can. That seems like hypocrisy.

I could go on but you get the point. I seem to be a hypocrite. I can live with it. I can live with Leatherman’s hypocrisy, too. Business is business and maybe they will make enough money to change their politics. Nah, probably not.

homo unius libri


  1. Any one who thinks he's not a hypocrite, is living under a hypocritical delusion.

  2. What a way to finish the month named after Janus, the two faced goddess. Sometimes I think hypocrisy is like arrogance and beauty, in the eyes of the beholder.

    Grace and peace.


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