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, December 30, 2014

Opus 2014-323: Who Is Mr. Brown?

In Atlas Shrugged we keep hearing about John Galt.  Our news media has a different hero.

I keep reading about Mr. Brown.  It seems that he was a jolly young man who was brutally murdered while minding his own business by a thug policeman just because Mr. Brown was black.  Interesting, since I have met “Mr. Brown,” many times.

The Mr. Brown that I have met does not always match the stereotypes I keep reading.  He is not always a man.  He is only jolly when he is getting his own way.  He comes in many racial types.  He is rarely minding his own business. 

Mr. Brown is the product of our schools.  I have had him in my class, of and on, for years.  He tends to come to class late and do no work while he is present.  He is self centered and disrespectful to everyone.  He disrupts the environment and makes it impossible for others to learn.  If you kick him out he swaggers in the next day and you start again.  He is taught by the school administration that there are no consequences for his behavior and he can get away with anything.  That is fine until he meets someone who is not impressed with him.  Then we read about him in the newspapers.

Mr. Brown is the product of a home.  Everyone thought his behavior was cute the first few years but eventually it started getting obnoxious.  Some people think a two year old swaggering, cussing and giving you the finger is darling.  They don’t feel that way when he turns 21.  It is almost a sure thing that his father does not live with his mother.  Usually they were never married.  Often no one is even sure who his father is.  His mother cries a lot at meetings but never does anything to teach the child self control.  She has a nice phone, lots of gold and a fine stereo at home.  What she does not have is the time to train Mr. Brown to be a responsible adult.  That is fine until he meets someone who is not impressed with him.  Then we read about him in the newspapers.

Mr. Brown is the product of our culture.  We live in a world of double standards.  Justice means different things depending on the color of your skin.  The law is interpreted based on your genetic make up.  Equality is as Animal Farm described it, “Some are just more equal than others.”  Discrimination is evil tied to Jim Crow but blessed under the title of affirmative action.  We have a generation that discards facts and reality and declares that the world is supposed to bend to their desires.  That is fine until Mr. Brown meets someone who is not impressed with him.  Then we read about him in the newspapers.

Who is John Galt?  Who is Mr. Brown?  One is a sign of responsible liberty.  The other is the result of self-destructive narcissism. 

You will see more of both.

homo unius libri


  1. I believe that if the Mr. Browns of the world were obeying the law to begin with and sincerely believed that the law applied to them and that there were consequences for actions, we wouldn't be reading about him in the newspapers.

    1. Spoken like someone who learned about cause and effect and doesn't have an attitude of victim.

      Grace and peace.


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