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, April 2, 2012

Opus 2012-77, When Did Spring Break?

I am off school this week for “spring break.”  By coincidence it is also Holy Week.  In case you don’t remember, the original reason for the week off school was to celebrate the week running from Palm Sunday to Easter.  It was a religious observation.  The parts of the week that I have celebrated over the years are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and of course the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

If you remove the spiritual dimension, why are students getting a week off in spring?  There is no real reason for it.  The week could be put to better use for education or the beginning and ending of school could be adjusted.  Why should teachers get the week off when no other profession enjoys that benefit?

Maybe we need to begin a campaign to do away with the holiday.  If it is for us, it is religious, and thus violates the fantasy of separation of church and state.  If it is for them it is a pagan celebration and should be done away with for the same reasons.

homo unius libri

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