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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Opus 2013-344: Plow and Crown: Energy Serfs and Water Peasants

My friendly neighborhood philanthropist was excited recently.  He had been at a meeting with people who were concerned about alternative energy and water conservation.  They were planning to bring lessons on this to our public schools.  They were developing a curriculum and planning a strategy.  He was really excited about this.

Being the curmudgeon that I am I began to list all of the important knowledge and skills that the kids don’t have:  They can’t read and understand, they can’t do simple math, they have no sense of history, they cannot write complete sentences, they have vocabularies that are anorexic.  I could have gone on but I could tell by his face that it was not what he wanted to hear.

I also pointed out that all of the solutions being brought forth involved cutting down and cutting back.  Everything proposed meant lowering our standard of living and stifling expectations.  It was a philosophy of defeat and retreat instead of “Can do.”

The elites want to steal our American birthright from us.  We were a nation that met the future as a challenge and reached down inside to find solutions that lead to a better life not compromises that kept us stagnant.  We had a faith in the future based on a faith in God and the reality of His blessings. 

Now we are becoming a nanny state that requires the wise leadership of the anointed few.  We are becoming a nation of serfs and peasants.

My solution to the energy and water problems is to get the government out of the way and allow the genius and entrepreneur mentality of the American people to emerge again and find answers that will move us forward not lock us in.  If we are running short of energy then it might make sense to drill for more oil instead of making it illegal.  It might mean building new power plants and refineries instead of increased regulation and taxes on what we have.

Of course if we move forward and have opportunities the masses might be reminded that they are responsible for their own lives and futures.  That would mean they don’t need the Progressives (Democrats, socialists, communists, elites) to guide them with their awesome wisdom.

More energy not more recycling.  More water not more unwashed bodies.

homo unius libri


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    1. I remember how I was always able to sleep through the sermons.

      Grace and peace.


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