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, November 11, 2014

Opus 2014-279: The New Marie

Someone mentioned Marie Antoinette recently.  She is the archtype of aristocratic arrogance, or she used to be.  The story, possibly apocryphal, is that when the common people of Paris were rioting because they had no food she asked what the problem seemed to be.  When her servants told her the people had no bread, she is reported to have replied, “Then let them eat cake.”

Arrogant.  Out of touch.  Naive.  Pick your adjective.  Notice that I hinted that she might have lost her position in history.  It is possible that our current president has replaced her.  He now has such parodies of his work day that he is called “Golfer in Chief” and “First Golfer.”  Nero fiddled while Rome burned.  Obama putts what the United States crumbles.  My wife just informed me that he planned to be in China on Veterans day, has again put on local costume and is bowing to foreign leaders again.

The election is over.  It is time to get serious.  It is time to respond to the voters.

I am not so naive to think that people have fallen in love with the Republican party.  I do believe that they are tired of what the Democrats have produced.  Republicans need to wake up.  They were elected because they stand in contrast to what the liberals have pushed.  They were elected because they are more conservative.

We have voted the suckers out.  Now produce the policies that will free up the economy and let people work.  Give them back control over their health choices.  Stop the invasion of armed and diseased foreigners.  Stop trying to regulate everything and adding the internet to the list of federal trophies. 

The people who voted don’t want cake or promises of cake.  They are hoping for change.

homo unius libri

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