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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Opus 2012-263, Elections Matter

We have a general election approaching.  Like most elections I can remember, this one is claimed to be a key vote.  It will decide the future.  The basic fact is that every election is key.  Each one decides the future.  Elections matter because they are the only legitimate way in which a free people have of directing their future, short of rebellion and war.

Political parties are not the same.  I know you have heard that it doesn’t make any difference, that they are all corrupt.  Is that supposed to be a surprise?  If you are not a Christian or subscribe to a lot of the nonsense that you hear in the touchy feely churches of the country then it might be a surprise.  Christians know better.  Mankind is sinful.  It is an article of faith.
(Romans 3:23 KJV)  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
This effects all of nature and all of society.
(Romans 8:22 KJV)  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
So, yes, all political parties are corrupt to a point because they have people in them.

But they are not the same.

Saying political parties are the same is like saying that dogs and cats are the same.  After all, they both walk on four legs, are covered with fur, have tails and eat meat.  All that is true but the conclusion is not.

I am aware of the flaws of the Republican Party.  I live, however, in California.  It is not referred to as the People’s Republik of Kalifornia for no reason.  It is an example of what can happen when every part of government is controlled by the Democratic party.  The state is going bankrupt.  Businesses are leaving as fast as they can.  What is the answer?  Raise taxes.  Regulate farming.  Control thermostats.  Coming to a state near you.  Review California’s model and ask yourself, “Has this been a success or a failure?”  When the Democrats are in total control things go downhill quickly.  When the welfare classes are the majority it is a problem. 

Then I thought about the Republicans during the brief time they had control of congress.  To be honest, they did not do much better.  The only consolation is that we could say they spent like Democrats.  The funny thing is that the Democrats picked up on this.  I guess there was a reason the Founding Fathers put so many checks and balances in the system.  They did not want to see what California has become.

Ask yourself what you want to see for your country.  Vote like it makes a difference, because it does.  If sanity does not prevail you will be able to look at the left coast and say, “Coming to a state near you.”

November is almost on us.

homo unius libri

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