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.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Opus 2012-73, Are There Any Universal Truths?

I am visiting my children and staying in their homes.  It gives a feeling of accomplishment when you see your children maturing and taking on life.  My daughter was making sure that I had everything I needed and in the conversation she said, “Here is your towel.  I know you like the big thick ones...”

Doesn’t everyone?  Do you know anyone who likes to use a small, thin towel to dry off after a shower?  I will acknowledge there may be some who have never really thought about it.  Some may notice the towel is small and don’t get worked up, but is there anyone who really prefers a thin rag over a luxurious mini-rug?

I find that hard to believe.  But it brings up the question in my mind.  Are there actually people who prefer such a thing?  Have I come across one of the few universals in our world?  Is there hope for us as human beings finding any common ground?

Philosophy is the love of wisdom.  Common wisdom has to be generated somewhere.  It can start anywhere, even in the bathroom.

homo unius libri

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