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, January 1, 2014

Opus 2014-1: AD, AH or ABHO?

What year is it?

The first few months of the year I have a tendency to forget to write the proper date.  This January I will keep writing 2013 by reflex.  This got be thinking about how the anti-Christian influences in or culture are trying to detatch everything from Christianity.  One way they are doing this is by saying it is 2014 CE instead of A.D. 2014.  They replace the Latin “Anno Domini” which means “Year of the Lord” with “common era.”  The Lord, of course, is Jesus thus this must be changed.

I don’t think that will be good enough for the Progressives.  It is still a date based on the birth of Jesus even if there are disagreements on which year Jesus was really born.  It will soon be time to find a different reference point.

You may have seen some of the alternatives used in other cultures.  To a religious Jew this is the year 5774.  Their date is based on a calculation of lives back to creation.  They arrive at this date by adding 3760 to our traditional year.  Muslims start from the year 622, the Hagira.  This was the year that Mohammad was driven out of Mecca and fled to Medina.  Thus this would be 1392 AH (after Hagira).  I doubt if the current Israel haters in our elite cliches will go with 5774 but I could see some proposing the Muslim dating.

Ancient Rome dated from the establishment of the city of Rome and the beginning of an emperor’s reign.  We have already seen this indicated as a choice by our president.  Remember his words,

“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.”

So maybe soon we will be getting calendars marked with the date that BHO became president.  That, after all, was the date that things began to really change.

For good or for bad is the question.

Happy New Year?

homo unius libri


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    1. I may be that you live too far back in the hills to really appreciate the importance of the ocean not rising. Of course on the positive side think about the cities we might lose if the oceans rose a few feet. Hurray for global warming.

      Grace and peace.


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