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.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Opus 2015-80: Election 2016: Choices

Who will I vote for in 2016?  I have no idea.  It will depend on who survives the process.  At the present time I have a few lists.  They will be alphabetical based on first name since I am too lazy to do it any other way.

The anyone but Hillary list.  I reflect on why I voted for Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney.  Because the alternatives were unspeakable.  There are several people that I already know are hold-your-nose-and-vote candidates.   Looking at the list, it might even be so bad that I go third party.

    Chris Christie
    Jeb Bush
    Mike Huckabee
    Rand Paul

The short list is rather long and may get longer.  These are people that I have no problem with at this point.  That is offered in the spirit of listening and learning.  There may be skeletons in the closet that make a real difference, not the ones that the media come up with.  There may be unacceptable positions on issues I am not aware of at this point.  This is what the primary process is about.

    Ben Carson
    Bobby Jindal
    Carly Fiorina
    Rick Santorum
    Scott Walker
    Ted Cruz

The anyone but Jeb and Chris list.  These are people who could generate my enthusiastic support but have shown some serious weaknesses.

    Marco Rubio
    Rick Perry

The unknowns
    Everyone else.  I would list them but there is a reason they are unknown.  Every time I see a list produced there are always a few I wonder, “Who is that?”  There might be gold still hiding in the hills.

homo unius libri


  1. Were I to make lists, they would look similar to yours, except that I like Paul and distrust Rubio.

    1. Paul has too many areas I question. Rubio did his thing on immigration. I am waiting to see if his change of heart is genuine or simply window dressing.

  2. I have decided that I will not hold my nose to vote in 2016, as I have for the last two presidential elections. If I have to, I will write in someone.

    1. I understand the feeling but I look at the Supreme Court nominees that Obama put in and wonder if I can afford to take the risk.

  3. Replies
    1. Because my power base would be 8th graders and they can't even vote.


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