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.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Opus 2013-260: The Bass Boomers Replace the Baby Boomers

What will be the handle of the current generation?  I think it will be noise. 

Saturday night at DEFCON is party night.  They party till they drop and the booze flows freely.  Because they are children of the current culture that also requires loud music.  Usually I stay at an alternate hotel but this year I was in the convention hotel.  My room overlooked the area of the much anticipated “pool party.”  I was on the 23rd floor with closed windows and drawn curtains and I could hear the overtones of what they called music.  It was mainly the base and “singer.”  At midnight it was still going strong and was expected to continue until at least 2:00 A.M.  For at least five hours I listened to the same steady beat repeated again and again.  I asked my son if it was all one song and he said, no they had a variety.  If you strip away the trimmings it was all one repetitive beat.  I know the difference between 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8.  I can find the down beat.  I have rhythm.  It was BORING.  It was also loud.

The loud was the redeeming feature.  From what I have observed of modern music tastes, all can be forgiven if you are loud.  Off key?  What is that?  No sense of rhythm?  Can’t hear it if you are loud enough.  Forgot the words?  Do it loud.  Going deaf?  Simple science of cause and effect.

As I walk around Las Vegas, eat in restaurants, walk through casinos and stroll the Strip the universal common denominator is noise.  Noisy slot machines, blaring car stereos, headphones galore.  The people of today need an atmosphere that requires them to yell to be heard.

I wonder if it reflects a fear of solitude.  I wonder if there is a real lack of inner security.  I wonder if there is an emptiness inside. 

Or maybe it is just an addiction to noise.

Welcome to the 21st Century.

homo unius libri


  1. I've always believed that many people fear silence, due to the fact that it causes them to think, and modern man is scared to death of thinking.

    1. I must say, you got that right. And our leaders are also afraid we might think. That is why education is going the way it is.

      Grace and peace.


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