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, September 13, 2013

Opus 2013-298: An E. J. Dionne Insight

A few years ago I was listening to a pod-cast that had a RHINO interviewing the openly liberal E. J. Dionne who was saying that people tend to quote the Constitution as if it were holy scripture.  That struck a chord in me.  I wrote it down and come back to it today.  There are certain similarities.  Have you noticed the opposite tendency that expresses the same issue.  People who can’t understand what the Constitution says seem to be the same people who can’t understand what the Bible says.

Those of us who accept the Bible as the word of God and the source of truth understand the concept of there actually being unchanging standards on which things can be based.  We understand that times change and cultures require adaptation but we also understand that the basic truths don’t change.  We believe that about the Bible because we believe it is God’s word.  We accept the Constitution as being a standard that must not be messed with, not because it is inspired like the Bible, but because we believe it contains truth the way it is and supports the idea of unchanging truth.

So, yes, E.J.  Although I do not believe the Constitution is holy scripture I do believe that it is much closer than the latest opinion of a judge, politician or journalist that believes the truth is what advances their personal agenda. 

Congratulations on the insight even if you thought it was an insult.

homo unius libri

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Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.