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, June 26, 2013

Opus 2013-201: On the Street: More Regulation, Please

Another billboard caught my attention on the way to work.  It showed a new breakfast item at a fast food chain.  It looked really good.  Since I am counting calories I wondered how many and noticed that the board did not say.  Calories are like gas prices.  If they don’t tell you how much, it is too high.  But there is no requirement for them to show the nutrition on the bill board.  In the People’s Republik chain restaurants are required to make nutrition information easily available to consumers.  Federal law requires food items in grocery stores to be labeled with everything you ever wanted to know about the content of the package. 

Maybe it is time for the next step.  Maybe the nanny state is being negligent in their concern to keep me safe, and who cares about liberty.  How about requiring that every advertisement of a food item give full disclosure of nutrition.  It could apply to magazines, TV and billboards.  It wouldn’t matter if you had time to read it.  We need to be protected. 

Write your congressman if you feel you need to be sheltered.   Tell them you found a weak link in the chains of control they are trying to impose.

homo unius libri


  1. I DO think that EVERY SINGLE INGREDIENT should have to be labeled, as well as GMO. With all the allergies out there, "meat by-products" and "natural flavors" leaves some people literally taking their lives in their hands just to eat processed foods.

  2. While I find it useful and convenient for me I would prefer that the market dictate this bit of labeling. It is kind of like the ban on smoking in restaurants in California. I enjoy the lack of smoke but I resent the government taking away people's liberty in the name of the nanny state.

    The issue with me on the ingredients is that it is a nose under the tent issue. This can be, and will be, used to keep small producers out of the market. If you take it far enough it will outlaw roadside lemonade stands because the kids don't label the contents.

    Grace and peace.


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