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, October 14, 2015

Opus 2015-417: New Terms: MPD

We are all familiar with MPH:  Miles per gallon.  The government seems to be consumed with that as they seek to save the earth.  One of the ways in which you can increase fuel economy is to reduce the weight of the vehicle.  I am sure you have seen those little toys called Smart Cars.  They are cute.  They are also death traps. 

I am suggesting that perhaps in addition to rating cars by MPH we also begin to rate them as MPD, or Miles per Death.  Every year we could submit a report of how many miles each car can expect to be driven before someone dies in it.

I experienced this first hand recently when I was rear-ended on the freeway.  As far a I can tell my old clunker with a solid bumper sustained nothing but a few scratches.  The little Japanese model that hit me is in the shop for a new front end.  My imagination tells me that if the fuel efficient model had been going fast enough he would have needed an ambulance while I drove home.

There are trade offs in everything.  Keep in mind that the extreme environmentalists view human beings as pollution so knocking a few off in the traffic lanes is a win/win for them.

There is a reason the Hummer and Escalade are so popular.  The owners live to tell their story and buy again.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.