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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Opus 2012-63, Green Pieces: Cooking the Frog, Utilities Police

I know some people who have bought new homes.  Part of the baggage that came with the homes was the presence of the Utilities Police. 

It is presented as an opportunity to save money.  You are given a reduced rate if you agree to allow the utility company to cut back on energy during peak times.  Thus, they reserve the right to change the temperature you have set on your thermostat if the situation demands it.  So, in the middle of the summer you could find your house getting warmer than you want because they have changed your setting.

Once the previous owner has signed up it becomes very hard for the new owner to remove the control.  You can theoretically do so, but the remote control capability still exists.  How long will it be until the government steps in to make use of this technology.  In California the legislature has already tried to put this control in place.  You may not be aware of it but your gas company has the ability to read your meter without coming into your yard. 

Where do we draw the line?  I don’t think we will be asked.  We were not asked about our light bulbs.  We were not asked about nutrition labels on our food. 

The reason we are not asked is because the answer will be “No!”  The Communists learned this the hard way.  You remember the Communists, right.  They enslaved eastern Europe and China.  Right after World War II the Soviets were so enthralled with socialism that they though they would allow the people of Austria a chance to vote on it.  They were soundly rejected.  Like our politicians they learned their lesson.  Don’t give people a chance to have a free vote.  Have a pole and announce the results of your research.  That way you can have your cake and eat it too.  And the people can watch you eat it.  They are overweight anyway, but that is the subject of another post.

homo unius libri


  1. Live in a tent on someone else's property; That'll frustrate the life out of them! (Until they outlaw tents.)

  2. I believe they are on their way. There are already standards for fire retardation at least. Your response could also put idea into the politicians heads about a new tax.

    I actually had a homeless person who wanted me to allow him to sleep in my back yard. And he wanted me to loan him a sleeping bag. He shared he was homeless because he had lied, stolen and cheated so much with all of his friends and family that they would not trust him. But I was supposed to.

    And maybe they will outlaw back yards.

    Grace and peace.


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