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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Opus 2012-262, Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, Commitment to Absolute Values

We live in a relative age.  Our current culture is rejecting the existence of absolute truth.  Relativism is a core value of New Age, Post-Modern and Emergent Church thinking.  It was not so with the Founding Fathers.

We hold these Truths to be self-evident,

The American Experiment is based on an agreement on certain unquestionable truths.  We will look at some of those later but they assumed that truth was not a variable, it was a constant.  We see a growing number of justices on the Supreme Court going to relative values when they talk about a “Living Constitution.”  By that they mean that the Founders were provincial and parochial while modern, highly educated elite judges, in light of their more advanced insights and intelligence, are free to interpret and correct what they wrote.  This is a violation of the American Experiment and will ultimately destroy it.

These truths were obvious to any clear thinking person of good will.  Those who believe in relativism are lacking in one of those areas.

homo unius libri


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.