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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Opus 2013-200: On the Street: Ubiquitous TV

I am on the road as I write.  I have checked my baggage, been patted down and made it to the waiting area for my flight.  I found a live plug to power my PC.  I am in hog heaven.

One little problem.  There is a TV just above my head and it is spewing out all of the nonsense that I am able to avoid at home.  When I go to a doctor’s office I can often turn it off or down.  Here it is near the ceiling and out of reach.  Surrounding me are people trying to concentrate and I notice that they keep looking up at some noise that catches their attention.  One young lady keeps twisting around to watch.  She could do it comfortably by moving to a new seat but that doesn’t seem to occur to her.

We have smoke free zones.  We have gun free zones.  We have nude beaches (cloths free zones).  Why can’t we have noise free zones?  Now that would be a bit of Nanny State that I could embrace.

It will never happen though.  If we had no TV blasting we might need to read or think or have a conversation with someone important.  We might find time to realize how we are being dumbed down.  We might vote different.

I guess it will never happen.

homo unius libri


  1. And who knows how much subliminal stuff is hidden in the noise?

    1. Didn't think of that but it makes sense. Some kind of sedative would explain much of the lethargy we see. Maybe I should leave the TV on in my classroom.

      Grace and peace.


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