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.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Opus 2015-222: Headlines: The Pope Likes Kool-Aid

You may have noticed that Pope Francis has drunk the kool-aid and jumped on the global warming bandwagon.  Actually I am not sure he was not always part of that crowd.  Powerline had some insight into why this pope seems to be out of his league. 
“Popes are busy people, and unlike the previous two popes who brought a record of serious theological and philosophical writing with them to the Vatican, I don’t think Pope Francis is in their league.”
Reagan had John Paul II to work with.  Obama has Francis I.  Each has a perfect match.  Then, they saw the dangers of Communism and its sister philosophies on the left, socialism and progressivism.  The current leaders are men with a socialist agenda and willing to throw everything else under the bus to achieve it. 
“John Paul II, for example, shared some sympathy with the essence of ‘liberation theology,’ but he understood that in practice liberation theology was a fillip to Marxist totalitarianism, which is why he publicly opposed it.  As I’ve pointed out before, Francis is bringing it back.”
We see dramatic differences between administrations.  I guess the Catholic church is having the same experience.  My opinion of the Catholic church was improving.  I saw Catholics taking stands and carrying the battle for truth and morality.  I now see that being reversed. 

Maybe Francis will follow his predecessor and retire early.

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