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, September 17, 2013

Opus 2013-304: A Can’t Do Attitude, part 2 of 2

The “Can-do” attitude has dissolved on many issues we face.  On this radio program the issue was family structure.  The problem for me was attitude.  It is a problem of attitude that extends into culture as a whole.  Take for instance the need for more electricity.  You may have experienced brown-outs in your neighborhood.  In the past the utility companies would have seen the need coming and invested to meet the need.  They would have built more plants and found ways to generate more power for a growing population and their electronic devices.  It would have been viewed as progress.  More customers plus more electricity means a better life for everyone, more jobs and more profits all of which would mean we are moving ahead.

Now we have repetitive advertisements about adjusting thermostats and finding ways to use less energy.  We raise the rates on some to subsidize others.  We have tele-marketers calling to offer special government funded programs to make our systems more energy efficient.  We give up on progress and try to find ways to coast.  We live on our principle instead of investing in the future.  We claim we are running short of resources in spite of the fact that we have more known reserves of all raw materials.  The answer always seems to demand more government involvement.  Government involvement means government control.  Control means loss of liberty.

The culture of America is in decline.  We are throwing away the heritage of opportunity for the artificial sweeteners of having someone else bail us out.  We are kept from seeking solutions by government action and social engineering.  We have submitted to the seduction of the socialists.  The elitists of the progressive left know that if we believe in ourselves and move ahead finding solutions we will not need their wise guidance.  They have a vested interest in bringing us down as long as they retain their status and perks.  If we can’t break out of this we will all become serfs living at the pleasure of the Lord of the Manor.  We will decline into third world status.  The real problem there is that there will then be no first or second world left.

Years ago there was a song that said, “Freedom isn’t free.  You’ve got to pay the price.  You’ve got to sacrifice for our liberty.”  Instead we are living on credit. 

homo unius libri


  1. You are seeing the result of 50 years or so of progressive control of the schools, media and now both political parties. The country will have to go through a crisis to get rid of this self inflected sickness.

    1. Speaking as a teacher, I agree with you. I see it getting worse because education lives in denial on one hand and a commitment to anti-American philosophies on the other.

      Grace and peace.


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