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, March 24, 2013

Opus 2013-105: Evil Pleasure

I write myself notes and record ideas all the time.  I wrote this one in my church bulletin.  I don’t know if it is a straight quote, a paraphrase from the sermon or a tangent thought I had based on something that had no obvious relation. 
“Why does Satan fight so hard?  It is the nature of evil to drag as many down with them as possible.”
What motivates Satan?  It would seem clear that he cannot win.  I don’t think of him as being stupid.  Why keep going?

I think it is the nature of evil to want to destroy.  They cannot create.  They cannot be a blessing.  All they can do is take the clean and make it dirty.  That is why people find the cleanest surface possible to write graffiti on.  It is why trashy men visit churches looking for wives.  I think it is why some politicians stay in office.

Evil exits.  It gets its joy from dragging others down.

The only cure I can suggest is that each of us who claim to be on the side of righteousness do all that we can to keep them from having that joy.

homo unius libri


  1. Some "Christians" say that they don't want to dirty their hands by voting. Poppycock!

  2. I agree with your assessment. At the same time I am of the current opinion that if someone doesn't want to vote or doesn't see the importance of voting they would probably be too ignorant to vote with intelligence. Of course, by that, I mean vote the way I think is correct.

    Grace and peace.


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