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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Opus 2015-404: Diverse American Directions

Americans are incredibly creative and inventive.  People who want to get ahead in life and be successful can be very original in finding ways to get around the roadblocks that government puts in the way to prevent their progress.  That is the good news.  It is called the free market and sometimes confused with capitalism

The bad news is that there are other Americans, just as clever, who are working for the government trying to come up with regulations to expand their personal power and limit the chances of success of the first group.  This is called Communism and is sometimes watered down as socialism.

Which will prove more powerful, the greed for creating wealth or the greed for power and control?  The government has the coercive power of the state.  They have the ability to pass laws and if they can’t get the laws passed they do what President Obama is doing so well.  They issue edicts and regulations with the force of law.  If you violate them you are harassed, fined and/or imprisoned.  It is up to you to hire a lawyer to prove them wrong.  And when you win they ignore the judgement or tweak the ruling and keep oppressing.

There is always the chance that they will overstep their power and cause an uprising of the masses.  If we are blessed with an able leader then liberty can get some breathing room.  If another egocentric despot takes charge we can have bloody insurrection and whatever comes out will be a just a different form of tyranny.

The worst case scenario is what we see unfolding with the two groups working together and forming a fascist state where crony capitalism colludes to keep everything in its control.  Mark Levin in his book Plunder and Deceit seems to think we can wake up the younger generation and see a change.  I work with them on a daily basis.  Don’t count on it.

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