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 19, 2014

Opus 2014-117: Immortal Quotes: When All Else Fails...

One of the greatest pieces of advice is, “When all else fails, read the directions.” 

This is often ignored.  Some personalities cannot learn anything from reading.  They must do.  We all know people who can put together complicated mechanical objects just by feel and instinct.  I am one who can do it only step by step according to the book provided.

Instruction books are important to me. 

This can get ridiculous.  Some instruction books are absurd.  An owners manual for a three speed fan?  Really?  On the other hand you have a manual for an I-pod that doesn’t tell you half of what you need to know.  Two extremes.

Certain instruction books find a happy balance. 

Politically the Constitution is pretty clear, except for Harvard grads.  It means what it says and says what it means until the Supreme Court says it doesn’t mean what it says.  I am confused, but so are they. 

The Bible also has that balance.  It is more like the manual I got with my Wordstar program.  This came with my first computer.  It was well written, step by step and made an expert out of me. 

So you want to know how to run a country?  Read the Constitution.  Want to know how to live your life?  Read the Bible.

You may feel you know better.  You may think you have enough of the answers to get through.  Just remember, “When all else fails, read the directions.”

homo unius libri

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Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.