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, February 2, 2012

Opus 2012-28, Plow and Crown: It’s the Power, Stupid

They are taking away our lightbulbs.  They are installing water free urinals.  They are forcing us to install low volume flush toilets in our homes.  They are putting limiters on our heating and air conditioning. 

Why?  What do they gain?  I really don’t believe that every member of congress and George Bush are being bribed by the florescent light bulb industry.  I really don’t believe they think they are saving the earth by cutting down the amount of water in the flush of a toilet.  I think it is simply the power game.  They do it because they can and there is a tremendous rush in being able to force people to do it your way.

Have you ever been guilty of this yourself?  If you are a parent, a teacher, a supervisor, a cop, a big brother or a myriad of other people, you have.  There are times when we put people through their paces because we can.  If we are that way think about those who really feel they are better than you and have spent their lives getting to positions of power.

Do you think that Michelle Obama really cares if your child is overweight?  Do you think that Michael Moore really believes that life in Cuba is better than in the United States?  Do you think the President of Mexico really thinks we are mistreating his citizens?  Would you believe I have some bonds I would like to sell you?  The answer, pay attention class, is "No."

Beware of elites doing what is best for you.

homo unius libri

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