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.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Opus 2013-265: Cornerstone Considerations: Pleading the Fourth, part 2 of 3

We elect people.  They sound good.  They know the right words.  Their lives have even demonstrated that they believe in the Constitution and the rule of law.  It doesn’t take long before they begin to feel they know what is best for others.  The Nanny State Mentality is like the flu virus.  It is easily spread, hard to cure and often deadly.  I have seen it with school board members.  I have seen it with presidents.

On the economic scene the gifted get power and consolidate it.  I am not worried about the rich getting richer if we have a true free market system.  I am worried about the rich, aligning with appointed government officials and developing a form of crony capitalism that uses government coercion to limit my chance to join them in the winner’s box.  They change the rules as they go to suit themselves.  Since I am not an insider, I lose.  So do you.

How can I maintain my freedom without trampling yours?  If you want to live as a parasite, live that way, but not on my blood.  If you feel guns are dangerous, then don’t buy one.  If you want the police to protect, you put 911 on autodial.  But don’t force me to follow your example.

What do we do if the ballot box doesn’t work?  Romney made his famous comment about the 47%.  Personally I think he guessed too low.  The social takers outnumber the social givers by a large margin.  They can elect and tax anyone they want.  Some day we will be driven to the hard answer.  The question is, “When?”

To be continued...

homo unius libri


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    1. The problem with "soon" is that one man's "soon" is another mans "next generation." One consolation I have is that my grandfather was convinced that FDR was the anti-Christ and thought the end was coming "soon."

      Grace and peace


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