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 16, 2015

Opus 2015-131: Tax Dollars at Work: It’s for the Children

And the veterans.

And the homeless.

And anyone else looking for an excuse to spend your money.

Have you ever stopped to observe how many of the billboards that bombard you every day are paid for with tax money?  It is hidden behind fancy websites and heart warming names, but most of the appeals you see for children and such are paid for with money appropriated by amendments to federal legislation.  It is a form of bribery or crony capitalism.

Take a look at who is sponsoring these ads.  If you don’t recognize the name of the organization as a company it is either a non-profit that is tax exempt or a front for a government group.  Either way you are paying for it.  If the project was something that people really cared about they would use their own money or find citizens to donate personally to support them.  Since it isn’t they hit up a politician to spring some tax money for their great idea.


homo unius libri


  1. I don't donate to much of anyone these days. I don't even support the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts anynore, because "they ain't what they used to be!"

    1. I totally agree but I don't try to explain to the scouts themselves why I won't buy their pop-corn or cookies. We have a college we feel good about and at Christmas I try to never pass a Salvation Army kettle without putting something in.

      We are to be stewards and that requires discernment.

      Grace and peace.


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