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, February 27, 2015

Opus 2015-52: Bumper Sticker: Einstein Strikes Again

I noticed a bumper sticker in a parking lot recently.  It said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge” and was attributed to Albert Einstein.  This is an example of why you should not listen to a mathematician for advice about life.

I have a pretty good imagination.  I need it to go into the class every day thinking that I can make a difference.  The problem is that my imagination keeps running into reality.  Remember when you were a kid?  Remember all the dreams you had?  I remember all the times I sank the winning basket from half court as the buzzer went off.  I remember the pass I intercepted and returned for a winning touchdown in the last play of the Super Bowl.  I remember I actually got a date.

Not really.

I could certainly imagine it.  I just could not make it happen.

We are developing a culture that is forgetting the value of hard work and perseverance.  You can just go so far with natural gifts.  You may go further than I will but you will never go as far as you think.  A computer programer wannabe may have a great imagination but it he does not have the knowledge to write it down he is destined to flip burgers and play games that other people developed. 

The person who knows where the treasure was buried is better off than the one who imagines the treasure.

homo unius libri

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