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, December 5, 2014

Opus 2014-299: On the Street: Trash Call

While preparing to leave the restaurant I knocked a piece of trash on the floor.  As I bent to pick up after myself I was reminded of a young lady in class who was throwing her trash on the floor.  I watched as she tore little pieces of paper off the sheet and casually brushed them off her desk.  She didn’t think anything about it.  This was not an unusual occurrence.  It is too common in the youth of our country.  It is too common in the adults of our community.  It is why our streets are full of trash.  It is why people with traffic tickets get to wear those orange vests on Sunday mornings and walk along the side of the freeway with a big bag.

It all comes down to philosophy of life and there is a real correlation between life philosophy and political philosophy. 

Liberals teach people that the government will do it for them.  Conservatives are taught to be responsible for their own behavior.  These “truths” are at the core of what the left and right teach.

You want an example from real life?  Google for a picture of an area that the Occupy Wall Street crowd has had a demonstration.  It looks like a town hit by a tornado.  This is the liberal philosophy at work.  If you want someone else to pay your bills, why not have someone else pick up your trash?  Now Google a picture of a place that the Tea Party has had a rally.  I have heard that they usually leave it cleaner than they found it.  Conservatives understand that mommy is not following them around picking up their sox and candy wrappers.  They try to keep the world clean for themselves and for others.

Are there conscientious liberals?  I would assume so.  Are there trashy conservatives?  Indeed.  I am talking about generalities not stereotypes.  If you don’t understand the difference, it is because you probably had a Democrat for a history teacher.

homo unius libri


  1. I have a Republican as a teacher and I still have a crap load of trash on the floor everyday I leave. Your point is not valid. Also "Ton Thoughts" is up on

  2. Vincent,

    Next time you are in your trashed class, look around you. How many Democrats do you see and how many Republicans? Can you honestly say that you have seen a Republican at your school throw trash on the ground.

    My point is still valid.

    Grace and peace.


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