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.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Opus 2015-115: On the Street: Talk About Suicide

What kind of norms cut across our differences?  Might I suggest suicide?

I don’t mean the act of killing yourself, although that is probably universally condemned.  Well, except for modern Progressives who want euthanasia but since they want to destroy the American way of life as a whole that is no surprise.  What I mean is stepping up to the soft drink dispenser and mixing orange, root beer, cola and any other wild flavor available.

It is called a “suicide”.

I had that beverage bar discussion today at breakfast.  A man who would match me in none of the categories that we love to use to divide us (color, religion, culture, etc.) was mixing light roast, dark roast and hazelnut in his cup.  I commented on him making a suicide.  He immediately knew what I was talking about.  We had a moment of bonding by the decaf dispenser. 

Our president and his liberal friends spend so much time trying to divide this country with the politics of race, the war on women and Robin Hood economics that we sometimes overlook all the things that we have in common.  Pizza.  Spring mornings.  Love of our children.  A desire to protect our families.  Finding a wanted item on sale.  And, yes, suicide.

The list goes on.  We need to understand that being an American is not an ethnic identification.  That is the view of Europe, Asia and Africa.  Being an American is being in love with an idea, an idea that begins with all men being created equal, continues through the Bill of Rights and expresses itself in a desire for liberty.

Embrace the dream.

homo unius libri

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