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, July 14, 2014

Opus 2014-181: Green Piece: What Happens When You Cut Down a Tree?

Several years ago I read an article about the benefits of global warming.  I read it in print, lost the magazine and could never find it on line.  The point made was that climate change happens.  Warming, cooling, you name it, it happens.  The natural order of things involves change.  Change has its up side as well as its down side.  In other words there are advantages to warming and cooling.  Neither is a disaster or the end of the world as we know it.

Recently there was a link on Drudge to a report on the Amazon rain forest.  We are concerned about deforestation.  We assume that the forest was always there.  Not so, says this report.  There are a couple of points it makes.  One is that parts of the Rain forest were not there 2,000 years ago.  Another point is that the indigenous population may have already cut it down so they could be farmers.

If you are interested you can read for more details.  The key thing to keep in mind is that in spite of the wisdom of Al Gore that says the discussion is over, real science keeps asking questions, looking deeper and has an open mind.

Too bad we don’t have much real science any more.

homo unius libri


  1. "Global warming" is what allowed the renaissance in Europe by letting crops be grown more easily, leaving time for something besides mere survival.

    1. Similar results were seen in cultures around the world from what is now the Gobi desert to the Mississippi culture in North America.

      People forget that the Creator was into variety and change. I think God would have gotten bored in a world designed by liberals.

      Grace and peace.


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