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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Opus 2015-227: Headlines: Read and Weep

It has different titles in the print version than the on-line presentation in the Washington Times but it looks like the comments are the same.  They can be summarized as “An Example of American Exceptionalism.”

What starts as an article about soccer becomes a statement about the American dream based on our concept of “E pluribus unum.”  We look at the diversity of the American Women’s Soccer team compared to the competition, in this case the Japanese.  The names of the Americans show a wide diversity of backgrounds, yet they look at themselves as Americans.

So?  We are so used to this that we miss it.  The liberal press tries to act like it doesn’t exist.  It is what makes American exceptional.  Monica Crowley, the author, sums it up in the fifth paragraph.
“This is the only nation in the history of mankind to which you can arrive — legally — from anywhere and become its very essence.”
Rome came close.  You could become a Roman citizen and know the privilege and pride that came from that status.  That is what held the empire together.  Yet even in Rome there was an ethnic pecking order.  The fall of the Roman Empire is not dated from the day that barbarian hoards swept over the capital and destroyed it but by the day that the emperor of Rome was no longer a Roman, meaning Italian, but a German.

If you want to be reminded of the philosophy that made us great, read the article.  If you want to be reminded of how the Progressives (aka Democrats, Rinos, Socialists, Communists, Marxists, educators, media) are trying to destroy that greatness, then, again, read the article.

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