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, April 28, 2015

Opus 2015-111: Headlines: Fracking Comes to Nepal

I am sure you have heard about the earthquake in Nepal.  The Guardian gives a summery.

We are looking at real tragedy.  It happens.  In scanning through the article it is clear that if the country had implemented modern building codes and the economy had allowed people to follow them the death toll would be much lower.  I was glad to read that international aid is being flown in.  This is where all these agencies that have been begging for our money can step up and give out.

Two observations.

First, there seems to be a lot of complaining that their government is not doing enough.  At the same time it says that traffic is getting congested again and the street vendors are back on the job.  Why is it that people expect the government to bail them out?  If my memory serves me correctly the president and the press core were partying in Washington D.C. while Baltimore is going up in flames.  Maybe they offered a toast to the “demonstrators” and wished them luck.

Second, I am assuming that this earthquake is a result of fracking.  You can see the connection being made by John Stewart’s insight into the Oklahoma earthquakes.  You know John Stewart.  You thought he was a comedian and left wing attack dog.  It turns out he is really a scientist.  It should not take him and the progressives who hate common people having the freedom of transportation long to tie this Asian tragedy to the greedy oil companies.

Pray for the people of Nepal.  Look for an agency to donate to that does not skim off most of the money for big executive salaries.

Be grateful you live in America.

homo unius libri

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