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.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Opus 2012-134, Tax Dollars at Work: Obama Will Pay for Your Gas

Many of us remember seeing a short video of a young lady all excited about Obama’s election.  She declared her expectation that he would pay her rent and pay for her gas.  I remember hooting about how ignorant she was. 

It turns out I was ignorant.  I underestimated the power of the Progressives (aka, liberals, socialists, elitists, Democrats) to work the system to buy votes and keep people on the plantation and in the underclass.

We were in a gas station in South Carolina.  We looked for the cheapest gas.  It was coming out of our pocket.  As I was at the pump I noticed a cute little sticker on the side.  It informed me that I could use my EBT card to pay for my gas.  One big problem:  I don’t have an EBT card.  But I do pay the bills of those who have one.  The EBT card is a cash card/debit card that the federal government is using to replace food stamps and other welfare payments.  It makes it possible for people to be parasites without anyone noticing.  It helps the self-esteem of those living at the expense of working people who pay taxes.

So lets review the places that “people in need” can use their EBT cards.  Popeye’s Chicken, Sunshine Liquor, 7/11, and now the gas pump.  The rent and health care have been taken care of for a long time.

So it turns out I am ignorant, or was.

I don’t know that we can lay this all at the feet of Obama.  I would guess that previous presidents had their hand in it and congress has either helped or ignored the issue.

Vote the suckers out while you still can afford gas to get to the voting booth.

homo unius libri


  1. Isn't socialism WONDERFUL? (Until you and I are broke and the government wonders what happened.)

    1. I wonder if we as a nation will ever get back to being responsible for our own lives. My fear is it will either take a great tragedy that makes 911 look minor league or it is too late.

      I am glad I have read the Book and know who wins.

      Grace and peace.


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