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.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Opus 2015-432: Religion and Culture: Sacred Cows

I don’t know if you have ever heard the expression, “That is a sacred cow”.  The meaning is similar to the expression “third rail”.  Danger:  Don’t touch.

“Sacred Cow” is a term from the Hindu religion.  Reincarnation gives the Hindus of India a different view of the place of animals.  For some reason they believe that certain types of cows are not to be interfered with.  If they are in your garden, eating the food you have raised to feed your children, you are not even allowed chase them away.  It is one of the reasons why there has been so much poverty and hunger in India over the years.

We see a current example of this on Yahoo News, which was linked from Drudge.

Mobs of vigilantes are stopping trucks in the middle of the night to make sure that they are not hauling cows.  The drivers have reason to fear for their lives.  A member of the Cow Protection Squad is quoted as saying, "My heart beats only for my dear cow mother."  Most of the deaths mentioned seem to be Muslims killed by Hindus. 

I am still waiting for the reports of Baptists killing Episcopalians because they baptize infants.

It is a different world but one that could come to your neighborhood in the future.

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