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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, December 12, 2013

Opus 2013-382: New Terms: LIV and LIB

/Does the “LI” stand for “largely ignorant” or “low information”?

Does it make any difference.

You may have noticed the appearance of a new acronym, LIV.  It stands for “low information voter.”  It is an attempt to play nice.  It is an effort to take a group of people that would normally be called ignorant and make it sound like just a minor issue.  It is not a minor issue.  It is a matter of lazy.  That is major.

There is a difference between stupid and ignorant.  Stupid is something you can’t do much about.  It is a material limitation.  Ignorant is something you can do about.  Being stupid does not keep you from being successful in life or from making a contribution.  Being ignorant can be deadly to you and to those whose lives you mess up because you are not paying attention.

In the church we have LIB’s.  I am submitting that this stands for “low information believers.”  We have a growing mass of people who call themselves Christian who don’t have a clue to what it means to be a follower of Christ. 

I am not talking about people who disagree with me on theology.  Attentive, focused people can disagree on interpretations and emphasis.  I feel they are wrong.  They know I am wrong.  We both know why we are right.  I am talking about those who accept the latest fad or blatant heresy from the pulpit or the pages of a book.  I am talking about pew sitters who live lives in conformity to Abercrombie and Fitch rather than the Sermon on the Mount.  I am talking about people who can’t tell the difference between a quote from Benjamin Franklin and the words of Jesus.

This is the sin of sloth in action.  In this day and age of internet sources and multiple translations there is no reason to be ignorant of what God has said, no reason except sloth.  In politics it can make us uncomfortable and costs us a lot of money.  Sloth can cost us our freedom and limit our choices.  In theology the results are eternal. 

We cannot afford LIV’s or LIB’s. 

Check your own house to see if it is in order.

homo unius libri


  1. The LIBs are often the ones who choose to read only books about the Bible rather than the Bible itself. Really, it makes more sense to go to the Source, and let the Holy Spirit illuminate what is being said, if you ask me.

    1. Since you are spot on, I will accept that you have been asked. I often find the commentaries I have more confusing and personal opinion than insight into scripture.

      Grace and peace.


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