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, November 3, 2014

Opus 2014-272: Discernment Watch: Greed vs Benevolence

One of the big mind-manipulators of the left is that they “care.”  I wish they didn’t.

I don’t trust people who want to help me for my own good because they care about me.  I prefer simple self interest and shun philanthropy.  Why is greed better than benevolence?  Because you can understand greed and know what is at stake.  You know the rules of the game and you are free to play your cards to your own advantage.  That way both can benefit.  The elites wants to do what is best for you, even if you don’t want it.  In most cases, you lose.

It is about control and power, not helping.

Solomon gave us an insight into this. 
(Proverbs 12:10 KJV)  A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Who are the wicked?  People who don’t believe there is objective right and wrong.  People who reject the God of the Bible and bow at the god within them.  People who think they are wiser than the values that have been around for years.  The people who know what is best for you.  They come in all political stripes. 

Beware of the person who claims to want to help you at no benefit to themselves.

homo unius libri


  1. I've read that verse a hundred times and it never occurred to me that this was the point. You (and Solomon) are so right!

    1. Once I saw it I am reminded of it on a regular basis. Working in the public schools I am inundated with people claiming to do things "for the children." It helps me to remember where people are coming from.

      Grace and peace.


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