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 23, 2012

Opus 2012-243, New Terms: Noblesse Oblige

Once again, this is not new, just long ignored.  It was a term that came from Europe and was used for the enlightened nobility who desired to live up to the responsibilities of their position.  It was important to keeping society going and if applied correctly had a sense of Christian compassion.  They viewed themselves as servants of God and responsible to Him and Jesus had this to say,
(Luke 12:48 KJV)  ...For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
That is the lofty view in a world in which the social classes were very real and freedom was limited.

In my last post about the Declaration of Independence I was reminded that this feeling has returned but without the noble aspect.  We no longer live in a culture that accepts one man is better because of his birth.  Unfortunately there are a growing number of people who do not believe this.  They feel they are above the masses and have the right to decide what is best for the masses even if the masses don’t want it.

Jonah Goldberg was speaking to the Young Americans Foundation.  I listened to the podcast in the car and one thing he said was something like this, “A Progressive is someone who believes they know what is best for everyone else.”  He was speaking in the context of the current mayor of New York who had decided that people should not be able to buy a sugary drink larger than 20 ounces.  It was totally arbitrary.  It was totally his idea.  It was for their own good.  It was Noblesse Oblige.

 Noblesse oblige is a good description of what the modern elites feel.  It is a corruption of what was a sense of humility.   Then is was trying to make things better.  Now it is tyranny.

Be aware:  They want your freedom, not because they are evil but because they are superior and you cannot be trusted to drink right, eat right, read right, exercise right or anything else right.  It is just a coincidence that most of these people come from the left.

November is coming.  Vote out anyone who thinks they know what is best for you.

homo unius libri


  1. So, could we say that the tyrants of the past were more noble than modern-day tyrants. As incredible as it sounds, perhaps so, depending on their motives!

  2. Once again we can see that motive and attitude are as important as actions. Yet a tyrant is a tyrant.

    Grace and peace.


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