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 3, 2013

Opus 2013-83: Green Pieces: The Vast Myanmar Jungle

The Washington Time, National Weekly has a regular feature called “Inside China.”  I was reading about how the Chinese are getting involved in the politics of one of their neighbors, Myanmar.  (February 11, page 19)  It seems they have volunteered to act as referee in cease-fire discussions between the government of Myanmar and the Kachin Independence Army.  It seems they have been offering refuge for refugees from the conflict and are worried about the violence spilling over.

But their concern is more than that.  They want to keep on everyone’s good side because they are building an oil pipeline through that country.  What caught my eye was the statement that the pipeline went through “the vast Myanmar Jungle.” 

Okay, where is the rage of the green movement?  Why are we not seeing Greenpeace sending out demonstrators to throw their bodies in front of the earth-moving machinery?  Has their been an environmental impact statement?  Are we not concerned about the entire globe, after all we are a village.

Or could it be that the Green’s have an agenda more to weaken the United States and what is left of our free enterprise than to protect the environment?

Could it be?

homo unius libri


  1. It might also be that know China would play for keeps. It's easy to be brave when the consequences are minor.

  2. We certainly are not a threat to anyone. We can't even build a pipeline in our own country.

    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.