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.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Opus 2014-114: The Revival of Paganism, part 5 of 7, Animal Farm

The pagans are winning.  The children I work with are all familiar with the quote, “May the force be with you.”  None of them knew who Judas was.  They have heard of the circle of life.  They think Calvary involves horses.  They celebrate Earth Day and ignore Good Friday.  Truth is what you want it to be.  Today.  Tomorrow it might be different. 

Society today embraces evolution and environmentalism and don’t see the juxtaposition of the two philosophies.  Evolution believes that whatever happens and survives is the course of the future.  Thus, as man and his cultures develop and pollute the planet it is just a step in evolution.  We are a natural part of the environment.  Just as too many deer can kill a forest, too many people can kill a planet.  Paganism says let it come.  Why get excited.  If it is to be, it is to be.  The Bible lays out the demand for environmental responsibility, but with man in the driver’s seat.
(Gen 1:28 KJV)  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Paganism says that the earth is a god and we are to serve her. 

Animals are not our brothers in the Bible.  Notice the relationship established in the previous verse.  Notice the responsibility laid on human beings as superior beings.
(Pro 12:10 KJV)  A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Pagan deities are often half or totally animal. 

Christians were involved in starting the S.P.C.A.  PETA wants to make us just another animal.

What difference does that make?  Last time my wife went to the local animal shelter to adopt a cat they wanted to send a social worker to our home to establish whether it was a proper environment for one of their charges.  I am starting to read about animal rights groups agitating for animals to have civil rights.  It is coming like a Mac truck.

It makes a difference.

To be continued...

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