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, September 16, 2012

Opus 2012-235, Tax Dollars at Work: CalFresh

When the advertizement started I thought it would be an ad for Whole Foods or a vegetarian co-op.  It was about something called CalFresh.  It was very upbeat, featuring an precocious  child, an involved father and an obvious happy home.  Father and daughter were preparing a meal.  When they were ready they called mom to join them.  In the process they talked about the joy of a well balanced meal and family togetherness.

Inserted very quietly was the poison.  CalFresh is the new name for the program that used to be called Food Stamps.  It is welfare.  It is paid for out of the pockets of every working Californian.  Since that number is declining it will take a constantly bigger chunk out of my check until I am forced to join those fleeing the state.

Try to get the big picture.  The People’s Republik of Kalifornia is on the verge of bankruptcy, if they have not arrived by the time this is posted.  The hole keeps getting deeper.  So at this crisis time the Progressive (Democrat, socialist, elite, communist) leaders of our state write another big check to produce a frisky commercial trolling for more people to sign up for freebies we don’t have money for.  Do you get the logic?

The goal is to drive as many people as possible into the arms of the government so that they will continue to vote early and often to keep the People’s Republik in the hands of the Progressive (Democrat, socialist, elite, communist) sugar daddies.  The problem is that the sugar is coming out of my pocket.

November is coming.  It may be too late for California.  We already are past the tipping point.  Your state may not be there.  Vote the suckers out.  Or apply for welfare, whichever way you lean.

homo unius libri


  1. Rome couldn't handle the financial strain forever, neither can we.

  2. And as in the days of Rome, the barbarians are among us.

    Grace and peace.

  3. CalFresh is actually paid for through Federal dollars -- not state money. In fact, this program brings billions of dollars into our state money AND helps reduce hunger. CalFresh is much more effective at addressing hunger (and helps the economy and local businesses) than food pantries, which are costly and simply duplicate an existing food system (grocery stores). I am shocked that Jesus message of feeding the poor is considered "poison" in your view.

  4. State dollars come from federal dollars which come from my pocket. The money is given to buy votes, not to take care of the poor. Do the math. Most of the money taken from your wallet to feed the poor goes into the pockets of well paid, middle class government employees, not into food for the poor. Yes, Jesus talked about feeding the hungry but He called for it to be done through our personal involvement, not through grand government waste. It is not a buck we are supposed to pass.

    Jesus also made it plain that He came to preach the good news, not to be a social worker. I did a quick word search. In the KJV you will find that the word "preach" is used 50 times in the NT. The word "feed" is only used 10 times and none refer to Jesus feeding the poor. That was quick and inconclusive. It is not a proof of my point but indicates that I might be on more solid footing than you think.

    I would venture to guess that you might be shocked at a lot of things that Jesus had to say. I know I often am confronted by truth.

    Thanks for disagreeing. It makes for a more lively search for truth.

    Grace and peace.


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.