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, December 4, 2012

Opus 2012-308, Decalogue or Debacle?

This morning I was drinking coffee out of a cup that listed the Ten Commandments.  As I looked at the last six I noticed that these are all broken in the average TV program of our day.  There is no sense looking at the first four because those are rejected out of hand.

5.  Honor your father and mother.  The very heart of modern comedy is that children are wise and adults are stupid. 

6.  Don’t murder.  Some comedies may avoid this but action shows justify all kinds of reasons for killing people.

7.  Don’t commit adultery.  Really?  How old school.  The modern standard is, “Do you love me?”  Even if it is only love that lasts long enough to order another round, it is justification for violating sacred vows.

8.  Don’t steal.  Why not?  If I can pirate software and CD’s why not take whatever I want?

9.  Don’t lie.  How can you have a TV program without non-stop lies?  If you did not have lies you might need to develop a plot or characters.  That would cut down on your audience.

10. Don’t covet.  Most people would need to look that up in a dictionary, if they have one. 

Maybe I am missing something.  How can you expect a younger generation to grow up to be honorable and worthy when all of their examples are 0 for 10?  How can you expect them to be law abiding when our culture is removing the Eternal Ten and replacing them with the Big Ten or the Top Ten?

homo unius libri


  1. You can't, and that's the way they want it.

  2. Have you noticed how cynicism and realism seem to run down the same paths?

    Grace and peace.


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