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, April 19, 2014

Opus 2014-96: The Elephant in the Preparation Room

Many people are preparing for disaster but they overlook one of the biggest problems they may face.

We can expect all kinds of problems in life from a backed up toilet to TEOTWAWKI (The end of the world as we know it.)  The chances of each type of event happening are in inverse proportion to the disruption.  Thus it is more likely that you will have a plumbing problem than a rouge planet strikes the earth and destroys all life.  You will need to deal with the toilet but not the cosmos.

You should prepare for the most likely events first and work you way up to the one that might happen in the next ten billion years.  Thus you need the number of a good plumber but no star ship.

But there is a big problem that is even harder to plan around:  The coercive power of the government.  When TSHTF what is to keep the government from passing laws against hoarders and coming to get the food that we have set aside?  There have been numerous cases in history where the elites have passed laws against hoarding.  Although there are probably cases of extreme hoarding, most of the time it is aimed at people who have sacrificed to be prepared.   You.  You will be expected to share with those who partied through the night.  The elites already get excited if you have too many guns and too much ammunition.  When will they want you to register your cans of tuna?

Currently they want to redistribute cash.  What happens when they want to redistribute calories.  Already the federal government is passing regulations about school lunches that keep parents from sending meals prepared at home.  If you don’t believe it, Google it.

I don’t have an answer.  If a swat team busts into my house at 2:00 A.M. to take the contents of my larder I have to ask myself, “Is it worth it to die for a few bags of rice?” 

Liberty is precious.  The government is pernicious.  Freedom is fleeting, bondage is forever.

homo unius libri


  1. I'm hoping the Lord comes back before it gets that bad; but we have no promises of such.

    1. Not being a pre-millinialist I tend to think we are promised the tribulation. Pray for revival.

      Grace and peace.

  2. Very long link below (cut and paste to browser search window) is somewhat related

    1. Bookmarked. From a brief look it is more than somewhat related. Thanks.

      Grace and peace


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