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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Opus 2012-43, Green Pieces: Cooking the Frog, The Ultimate Bad Breath

Are you aware that the government, your government, has labeled carbon dioxide a toxin that needs to be controlled by government.  Remember it is for your own good.  You need to be protected.  Do you remember your high school biology?  Carbon dioxide, CO2, is the gas given off by breathing animals.  You are a breathing animal.  Every time you exhale you put out what the government is calling a toxic gas.  This is not because you have bad breath, it is because too much carbon dioxide can kill you. 

Don’t panic.  People also are confused about what makes up the atmosphere.  They are given the impression that most of what we breathe is oxygen and too much carbon dioxide is going to kill us.  Most people don’t realize that the most common gas they inhale is nitrogen, 78%.  Oxygen is next with 21%.  Carbon dioxide comes in far behind at 0.039%.  In case your math skills are lacking or you are reading too fast, that number is approximately four-one hundredths of one percent.  If we were writing it in fractions it would be 1/25%.  That is not much.

What they fail to point out is that green plants breathe carbon dioxide in and exhale oxygen.  More carbon dioxide makes for healthier plants.  More and healthier plants mean more oxygen is produced.  God made it to work together in a marvelous cycle.  It is self correcting and flexible.

We have had times when massive volcanoes have reached a critical point and exploded into the atmosphere.  We have in recorded history years where there was no summer because of this.  The problem was not because of the massive amounts of carbon dioxide but because of the ash and dust spewed into the air.  The amount of debris dwarfs what people and industry can do.  Things returned to normal in a few years. 

Remember that God designed this world we live in.  It has all kinds of corrections going on constantly.  We are not aware of most of them.  Have a little trust here, not in the government or their scientists but in your God.

Or you could breathe less.  Or you could hold your breathe.  Their answer will be to have a breathing tax.

homo unius libri

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