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.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Opus 2012-183, Discernment Watch: Hidden Agendas, Part 6, The Branches

The label of Darwinism is thrown in with a few terms you would easily identify with that philosophy:  Evolution and survival of the fittest.  What you may not have recognized as a part of the package is “economic determinism.”  You see this coming out of Washington today as the Progressives push their agenda.  Read Obamacare, Government take over of the auto industry, government regulation of light bulbs, shower head and toilets, redistribution of wealth.  The list could go on.  There are few areas of life that the government is not trying to regulate.  You of course have read about the schools forbidding parents from sending lunch with their children because the state knows better what they should eat?  You of course have read about the Mayor of New York trying to regulate what people drink? 

There was term that was popular but has fallen out of vogue:  Social Darwinism.  This applied the principles of natural selection to the social sphere.  It simply says that cultures follow the same trends as biology.  Stronger cultures subdue, dominate and often destroy weaker cultures.  Stronger means better.  This was justification for destroying the American Indians, the warrior tribes of Africa and for that matter the Japanese invasions of Korea and China.

Social Darwinism is not a popular phrase today but the principle is still consistent with the teaching of evolutionary principles in the schools.  It is the thinking behind much of the social agenda of the Progressives (Socialists, Communists, Liberals, Democrats) that are running our country.

Enough for now.  What are your roots?  What are the philosophical and religious principles that guide how you live and how you vote.

Think about it.

Apply it.

November is coming.

homo unius libri

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