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, August 29, 2015

Opus 2015-369: The Prince Has Moved to Manila

When I arrived at school and checked my e-mail I was surprised to learn that the parents of one of my students were stranded in Manila and needed me to send them money ASAP so they could get home.  Why was I suspicious?

First, I had seen the parent on Friday and the e-mail was dated on Saturday.  Not being geographically challenged and having done more traveling than LA to Las Vegas, it seemed unlikely that she could have gotten to Manila in time to send the message.

Second, the lady who supposedly sent the message is pretty sharp.  The e-mail said that she had lost her money and credit cards because the airlines had lost her luggage.  How many people who can figure out which bathroom to use would put their money and credit cards in their check-in luggage?

So it seems the Prince of Nigeria that had a fortune for us has moved to Manila, or Virginia, which is where she told me the hacker had been traced to.

If you get such an e-mail and are tempted, I would ask you to send me the money instead and trust me to forward it to them.

homo unius libri


  1. Replies
    1. What? No contributions for me to forward? Don't you trust me?

      Grace and peace


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