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.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Opus 2013-396: Discernment Watch: Holiday, What Holiday?

We are still in that mysterious time period called the “Holiday Season.”  The radio has a never ending series of advertisers coming on and wishing people a wonderful “holiday season.”  The one that caught my attention was the Martinelli family, the bottlers of sparkling cider, wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a happy new year.  I am confused.  I ask, “If you separate New Years from the holiday season, what holiday could you possibly be celebrating?”  Hanukkah is past.  Ramadan was in July and August.  Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, was in November.  Groundhog day is in February. 

I finally went to Wikipedia and found quite a list.  It seems that there is much to celebrate if you are a pagan. 

So for the pagans of the world, Happy Holidays.  That is still a religious greeting.  For those who follow Jesus, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

homo unius libri


  1. They say there's no war on Christmas, yet they refuse to use the term. Technically, though, There ISN'T a war on Christmas; almost everybody likes Santa Claus. The war is against Christianity. I noticed that some of my pagan followers wished one another a happy winter solstice, and no-one hassled them.

    1. Good point. I wish people would wake up to the fact that Jesus is he enemy. Even in the days of Rome the main ones who were persecuted for their beliefs were the Christians.

      Grace and peace


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