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.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Opus 2013-352: The Jets, Mark Driscoll and P.J. O’Rourke, part 3 of 3

The Jets:  “Deep down inside we’re just no good.

Mark Driscoll:  “The Bible says, ‘You are bad.’”

How does P. J. O’Rourke get into this discussion.  He is not known for his theology so, to be honest, I don’t think he knew he was agreeing.  Based on the things he finds funny and his coarse vocabulary I find it hard to imagine that he has any serious Christian beliefs.  I still enjoy reading his spin on society and culture.  When I found one of his old books recently at a used book sale I bought it and began reading.  To my surprise I found that he agreed with the Bible.  He puts it in political terms but the philosophy is the same.

“Neither conservatives nor humorists believe man is good.  But left-wingers do.  They think man’s misbehavior is caused by a deprived environment, educational shortcomings, and improper bonding within the family unit.  They believe there are people so poor they can’t pick up their yard.” p. xv

So there you have it from three diverse sources.  It makes a difference.  I determines how you think our broken culture can be fixed.  Individually, eternity is in the balance.  Culturally, it is a question of survival in a way that preserves liberty.

O’Rourke, P. J.  Republican Party Reptile.  New York:  The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987.

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