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.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Opus 2013-103: Headlines: Budget Politics

Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite authors and speakers.  I think I have more books written by him and any other living author.  Long may he continue to write.  I came across a commentary piece by him in the Washington Times, National Weekly, March 11, 2013 on page 28.  I found it is also available on Townhall.

He begins with a simple scenario:  You are in a government agency that has two tasks.  First, you erect statues of Benedict Arnold.  Second, you provide “life-saving medications to children.”  If you had to cut your budget, what would you do?

The answer is that you would cut the medication to children in spite of it being more damaging.  The reason is that these cuts would be easier to restore.  He then goes on to apply this to what is happening in government today.  It gives some good insights into how real greed effects politics as usual. 

This man’s insight should be required reading.  I don’t have the power to enforce that, but if you have time you might want to check out the entire article.

homo unius libri


  1. I would guess that his books are more read amongst whites than blacks and other liberals. Truth isn't a popular commodity these days.

    1. Right on both counts, I imagine. It doesn't seem to bother him though.

      Grace and peace


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.