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, November 4, 2012

Opus 2012-280, How About a Vote of “No Confidence?”

After reading the concerns of The Lazy Farmer and Georges Grouse I must say I hear both and again lean more toward holding my nose and voting for the lesser of two evils because it is not really the lesser of two evils.

Romney is not evil in any secular sense.  As a Christian I have no place for his Mormon faith, but evaluating from a secular point of view it is a lot more in keeping with the traditions of American than the man who attended a church for twenty years where the pastor proclaimed, “God damn America” from the pulpit.  My fear is that he may be like both Bushes and be just too nice a guy to do the house cleaning that is necessary.

My contribution in trying to come to terms with this election and voting third party is this:  Think like you were involved in a Parliamentary system.  Think of this as a vote of “No confidence.”  In a parliamentary system they can throw out the prime minister by a vote of no confidence.  Face the fact that voting for a third party is in reality a vote for Obama.  We have an Electoral College that will throw my vote for Obama no matter what I do in California, but many of you will actually make a difference in who is issuing Executive Orders, nominating supreme court justices, appointing the Secretary of Defense and Attorney General, who will have major input into the direction of the country.  I think a man who would pick Paul Ryan shows a lot more wisdom than one who picks Joe Biden.

We only have a few days.  I pray that we would all exercise wisdom and be able to look back and say we really did the best we could.  I offer that with the awareness that I could be the one who is wrong, not in arrogance. 

homo unius libri


  1. I couldn't agree more; but what else would you expect? ;-)

  2. I take that as a vote of confidence, at least for today.

    Grace and peace


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