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, December 2, 2015

Opus 2015-453: Travel Woes

I have been traveling.  Every time I fly I start wishing that my life was structured in such a way that I could drive everywhere I wanted to go.  I am not afraid of airplanes but I am finding the experience more frustrating every time I must visit an airport.

Getting there is a major issue.  I can get a ride on a van for $21 but this year it required leaving at 2:10 A.M. for a 6:00 flight.  That is sometimes necessary because one time I barely made my flight.  This time I was at the airport by 3:30.  That makes for a long day.

Then you have the TSA.  The lines are insulting.  The process is an assault on my Constitutional liberties.  The TSA people I have dealt with have always been courteous but that does not take away from the fact that there is no probable cause for searching my person.

Then you have the pushy people taking on suitcases that should be checked and cramming them in the overhead thus depriving later passengers space to put their carry-on items.  You also have a growing number of people claiming handicap status with no visible handicap.

The traffic scene is another example of self-esteem gone viral.  The airports I went through were well designed for the amount of traffic but there is no allowance for the sinful nature.  People are totally selfish.  They will pull up and park for long periods of time.  The flow is designed for the traveler to pick up their luggage and call their people.  Then you proceed to the curb and wait for them to swing through to pick you up.  There is plenty of room for that.  There is not room for narcissistic people to line the curbs hoping the person they are picking up will eventually get their luggage and come out.  I have seen people double parked and just sitting while the people who are actually trying to pick up visible travelers can’t get near the curb.

If you are one of those people who have all your family within driving distance, count your blessings.

homo unius libri

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