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, November 19, 2013

Opus 2013-362: The Zombie Times

I am at the point in life where I will not even read the L.A. Times if I find it free.

If I were stuck on a desert island, and there was a kiosk offering the L.A. Times, and I had plenty of change and no where else to spend it, would I bother reading it?  Not unless I wanted some fantasy or light fiction. 

It came to me why I find the Times so unsatisfying.  I don’t like fantasy as a genre.  Fantasy has little contact with reality.  It is so irrational that it offends my attempts to suspend reality.  It manipulates plot lines with Deus ex Machina moments.  On occasion I can find an author that does it well, but they are few and far between.

Zombie movies are the same.  I don’t have enough imagination to believe in the walking dead.

One of the reasons I don’t like the L.A. Times is because I don’t like fantasy.  But then the L.A. Times is a good example of the walking dead.  It can’t seem to be killed.  It has no visible means of support.  It infects and kills all it touches.

Run for the hills.

homo unius libri


  1. It's pretty much the same with our "small town" paper. It's owned by out-of-staters who merged it with the local democrat rag and let the conservative writers disappear by attrition. It's only good for lining bird cages anymore (as long as the bird isn't offended).

    1. We still have a few regional papers also. It sounds like we have clones of your "journalists" here.

      Grace and peace.


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