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, April 17, 2013

Opus 2013-132: On the Street: Who’s Your Idol

As I was driving to work I noticed a page on one of those electronic billboards that are popping up around the country.  It reminded me that I needed to vote tonight to pick the next Idol.  Even I, who rarely watches TV knew that it was referring to American Idol.

My only contact with the TV program is what I read and the occasional You Tube snippet that shows some disillusioned, walking ego who thinks they are the next Caruso and can’t even carry a tune. 

I don’t plan on voting. 

Even if I watched the program, I would not vote.  My guess is that in order to vote the voting site requires some kind of information.  It might just be your phone number.  It might be your e-mail address.  I get enough calls about renewing my mortgage and downloads offering to sell me Viagra cheap. 

I do plan on voting in the next congressional election though.  It also will feature walking egos that think they can carry a tune.  That is enough entertainment for me.

homo unius libri


  1. Of course, you realize that only us old geezers even know who Caruso was. ;-)

    1. That thought crossed my mind. I thought about using Frank Sinatra or Frankie Avalon but ran into the same problem. Most of the "artists" the kids listen to can't carry a tune either so that is a dead end. In class I was reviewing and they suggested that Chaucer was a rap star.

      Grace and peace.


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