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, November 6, 2015

Opus 2015-422: Tax Dollars at Work: A Slice of the Pie

I have not seen it in print yet but the radio was reporting a new scandal involving Marco Rubio.  It seems that when he was a younger politician he may have misusing a government credit card.  I expect it might become a popular theme.  We will see.

Rubio is not high on my list but I am not sure if this is really a big issue.  It isn’t that using tax money for personal benefit isn’t wrong.  It is.  The problem is that our government class is so corrupt that we can put this in the “everyone is doing it” file.

For instance, as I was listening to this on the radio I noticed a car driving beside me.  On the door was the proud seal of the City of Los Angeles.  Below it was the identification of“Public Utilities”.  We were at least three cities away from the boundary of Los Angeles.  There is no way that a city employee of Public Utilities would be out here unless he was simply using a government car to drive home.  Illegal?  Probably.  Common?  Definitely. 

Corruption is more than congressmen passing lucrative contracts to their friends and cronies.  It is also the guy at the bottom getting his slice.  It is too common.  It is still wrong.

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