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.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Opus 2014-286: A Rave on Revolution

Change is hard and requires work.  That is why we avoid it.

Sometimes it is forced on us.  A common source of aggravation is technology.  Constant updates and new releases can run the gamete from mildly irritating to “I want to go back to the stone age” responses.  However, I must admit that one of the benefits of getting a new computer or I-pod is it forces you to redo your organization.

When I get a new lap top it often comes with a new operating system.  New operating systems are designed to eliminate some of your old software, forcing you to buy new.  Even if my old word processor will work, I still need to invest my mind in remembering how I tweaked it to get it to do what I want instead of what is the current trend.  My favorite Bible study software has not worked for the last two upgrades of Windows.

Irritating but healthy.  It forces me to try new things and at least get into different ruts.

Perhaps the same thing would help education or the federal government.  We will never fix the pubic education system with first aid.  It requires radical amputations and transplants.  Take that up to the college level.  Most of our publicly funded universities are teaching ideas that are ideologically opposed to the people paying the taxes.  Changing the location of the student union will not fix it.  We need to shut them down and let something new develop.

The federal government needs to take entire departments and make them go away.  Really, why do we need a Department of Education?  Reagan promised to get rid of it.  Others have spoken out against it.  It continues to thrive and use its billions to dumb down education across the country.

How about we sunset everything the government does and require its reestablishment to be voted up or down every ten years? 

I know.  I know.  It will never happen, but a man can hope.

homo unius libri


  1. No, and Obama's evil will never be rescinded, even if we had a Republican House, Senate and president. Once power is acquired, it will never be given up willingly.

    1. Sad but true, or at least true so far. I continue to look to those few times in history where the tide has been beaten back.

      Grace and peace.


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