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, January 8, 2016

Opus 2016-9: Middle Class Morality: Objective Truth

Post modern and New Age philosophies are antithetical to Christianity and thus to middle class morality.  They are based on the rejection of absolute truth or absolutes of any kind, except of course the absolute power such people seek.  This is demonstrated by a principle of the New Age called “deconstruction”.  It seems to have started as an academic way of interpreting fiction.  You remember all the literature classes you took where they put all kinds of hidden meanings on the author’s words?  That is the academic spirit we are talking about.  It is relatively harmless when limited to a few English classes.  The problem is that the thinking spread like a virus through the roots of the other disciplines.

Check out this quote from a site linked to Stanford Presidential Lecutures.
“Deconstruction: A school of philosophy that originated in France in the late 1960s, has had an enormous impact on Anglo-American criticism. Largely the creation of its chief proponent Jacques Derrida, deconstruction upends the Western metaphysical tradition.”
The key concept here is the goal of upending Western tradition.  It teaches that everything is relative.  That includes the words you use.  Do you wonder how the Supreme Court comes up with decisions that defy logic and common sense?  It is because they embrace this idea that the Constitution means what they want it to mean, not what it says.

Middle class morality does not accept this.  To the middle class, Objective Truth exists.  Morality is defined by those objective truths and they are found in the Bible.  Look at the Ten Commandments.  They are not suggestions or guidelines.  Middle class morality understands that there are many areas of grey and some areas are confusing but the basics provide a solid foundation for interpreting the rest.

Viva la middle class morality.

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. Sad, but true. (Have you noticed that I say that a LOT?)

    1. Yes, sad, but true. At least it helps me realize that I am not alone in my insanity.

      Grace and peace.


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