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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Opus 2015-14: Prude!

I am a prude and happy in that condition.

“Prude” is the personal form of “prudence.”  My computer defines “prudence” as “acting with or showing care and thought for the future.”  I can live with that, but our society can’t.

Our culture is the culture of instant gratification.  We believe that if it feels good we should do it.  It is kind of a moral, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”  We refuse to take the long term view on anything.  One of the reasons that many of the nations children don’t care about school is that they don’t have the vision to see the need.  One reason they are allowed to continue in that attitude is because the leaders in education don’t see the long term effects of making them feel good rather than doing well.

Why are STD’s (VD for us old timers) so common?  Because the media teaches us casual sex with no complications.  Why do so many have HIV?  Same reason.  Why are so many children born outside of marriage?  Same reason.  Why do so many marriages end in divorce? 

Now take that attitude of “I want, I want” and apply it to credit cards, auto loans, home purchases, vacation plans and you see the problems in our economy.  Use it to decide how much to eat and you see the obesity and diabetes stampede.  I guess there I am meddling. 

So call me a prude.  I will be faithful to my wife.  I will live within my means.  I will try to watch what I eat.  And I will probably have a long, happy life.

Join me.

homo unius libri


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    1. I am not sure if I can believe them but surely you have read about all these surveys that say married men are happier and regular church attenders live longer. Of course those are not guarantees of being prudes but they are steps in the right direction.

      And just think about all the diseases I won't need to worry about.

      Grace and peace.


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