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, January 12, 2015

Opus 2015-12: Did You Really Ask That?

People always ask the wrong questions.

The other day a student asked me, “Why don’t you chew gum?”  I then gave a long list of reasons.  The student was not impressed.

The real question should be, “Why do you chew gum?”

I think of other questions I am asked.

“Why don’t you watch TV?”

“Why do you tuck your shirt in?”

“Why do you drive an old car?”

“Why are you a Republican?”

Okay, on that last one, I ask myself the same question.  The answer is usually along the line that the other choices are so bad, the Republicans are the last man standing.  After all, what could make me vote for Mitt Romney?  Barak Obama or Hillary Clinton.

I wish we could start asking the right questions. 

“Why do we tax the industrious to give money to the lazy?”

“Why should people who pay no taxes vote on whether to raise taxes?”

“Why should we require children to go to school if everything they know screams ‘No!’?”

“Why is a college degree necessary to teach simple arithmetic?”

Keep asking.  I am sure you have your own questions.  Maybe someday someone will come along with answers.  If they do, vote for them.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.