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, May 10, 2014

Opus 2014-112: The Revival of Paganism, part 4 of 7, Pagan Lite

Modern pagan gods have been modified by Christian concepts so they are a bit more palatable.  We don’t really like the pagan gods.  We have gotten used to Christian ideas expressed in the Love chapter.
(1Co 13:4-7 KJV)  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
We like that.  Since we like it and it isn’t found in paganism, we have grafted it onto the old gods.  I keep trying to find fantasy authors that I can enjoy.  Some tell good stories and gradually introduce magic and sorcery as they move through a series.  That means in a series of five books I can make it through two and a half before I give up.  I notice that they use terms like, “church” and “sin” while trying to gild it onto the polytheistic superstitions that they are constructing.

It is kind of like anchovy paste.  A tiny amount enhances flavor and brings out subtleties.  It very quickly gets to the point that it overwhelms the other ingredients.  A better example might be giving someone a pint of B- blood when they are B+.  It may look the same and be similar in so many ways and yet it means death.

Paganism will do that to the American culture.  The virtues we enjoy did not come from any source but the Bible.

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. What I'm noticing these days is the growing number of people who proudly proclaim their paganism to the world. I guess taht's what society gets for worshipping at the altar of "tolerance."

    1. At the same time they want the benefits of equal opportunity and the dignity of the individual. They are like the fly on the cusp of the Venus Fly Trap, one step away from the plunge.

      Grace and peace.


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