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, October 21, 2013

Opus 2013-335: Healthy Insights: Don’t Be Ridiculous

People do the dumbest things in their obsession with hygiene.

I am sure that you have seen it happen.  Someone is done in the rest room.  They step up to the sink, turn on the water and run cold fluid over their hands for two seconds, reach up and turn off the water, dry their hands and walk out the door.

Some observations on this process.  First, two seconds of cold water with no soap isn’t going to do much but moisten your hands so that the bacteria will feel more at home.  Second, have you asked yourself who else has just touched that faucet?  Third, when you walk out the door, did you touch a knob or lever?  Have you wondered what hands have been their before you?  It is possible that the body parts you touched were cleaner than the bathroom surfaces you touched.

Today I noticed that I took two plastic butter pat containers out of the urn and put them on the plate with my food.  The butter inside might be sanitary but what journey did the plastic containers follow to get in my hand?  Who knows how many times they have been dropped or touched. 

If you think about it you can see many more examples. 

I don’t worry about it too much.  You see, I am a believer and know that God created everything.

Keep in mind that God designed your body.  That means that there are built in protections against the everyday germs and dirt of life.  We are expected to observe simple, common sense practices and let the natural processes take care of the rest.  Yes, sin has corrupted the world but I still believe that the Designer who put bacteria killing oils on my skin and germ toxic acid in my stomach knew what He was about.

Relax and enjoy your day.

homo unius libri

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