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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Opus 2014-136: Headlines: Cutting the Cheese

As I jumped around on the web I started seeing references to cheese, wooden boards and government regulation.  Eventually I Googled “cheese regulation” and found the story at Forbes.
In typical Nanny State style an official in the FDA “has issued an executive decree banning the centuries old practice of aging cheese on wooden boards.”  I don’t know anything about making cheese.  I do know about the crippling effects of government regulation and the arrogance of government elites. 

According to this article quality cheese is aged on wooden boards.  The Big Boys of cheese, the ones who probably slipped a little under-the-counter cash to this government official, don’t use wooden boards.  In fact, it sounds like Big Cheese products are untouched my human hands.  That is probably an exaggeration but you get the idea.

They are worried about bacteria on the boards.  I thought bacteria was part of the process of aging cheese. 

Have you felt threatened by that expensive cheese that is imported from Ireland or France?  You can begin to relax because your government is taking steps to protect you from the danger.   Most of it will be banned.  Do you get frustrated by all the different types of cheese other than American slices?  There is hope for you just around the corner.  Soon your only choice may be pasteurized process cheese or pasteurized process cheese food. 

Are you only happy with expensive cheese?  That too will be granted because I am sure that the new regulations will raise prices either by increased compliance costs or reduced competition.  Soon mild cheddar will cost more than Stilton used to cost.  There is something for everyone here, except those who love the smell of liberty.

Today cheese, tomorrow shower output.  Oh, wait.  They already did that.

homo unius libri

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