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, March 27, 2013

Opus 2013-109: Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, Truths: Slow Change

Have you ever been frustrated because it is so hard to change the Constitution?  I have.  When the Founding Fathers got around to writing the Constitution itself they knew that it would need to be changed but they also knew how fickle the general population could be.  Here we have the initial warning.
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes;...”
We have all seen elections be turned around the day before the polls open by a hit piece that attracts a lot of attention, gets people all excited, changes their vote and is a total lie.  In 1776 they did not have TV and the Internet but they still had gossip and deception.  Emotion should not be the source of change.

So don’t be too concerned that we can’t put through every amendment we think is needed.  If we could do it, others could too.  It is best to give time for a reality check.  Make sure the changes can’t be addressed locally.  There will usually be time to change it later.

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