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.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Opus 2016-53: The Day of Darth

We all want to be Darth Vader.  Don’t get confused by Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Lord is the real protagonist of modern America.

It is a matter of our pagan culture.  Although people are not aware of it they are followers of pagan religion and philosophies.  Why do pagan religions appeal to the modern mind and groups so much?  Because pagan deities are susceptible to being manipulated and fooled by men.  Mythology is loaded with humans who outsmart the local god and walk away with the prize.  They are also interchangeable parts in the story of life.  If you don’t like one you can switch to another.  In the pagan world men are in the drivers seat.  The gods are just there to be manipulated and blamed.  The God of the Bible will not accept that treatment.

The minor gods of paganism give people excuses for doing what they want to do.  They can blame others for the flaws that exists.  They can be in charge and self centered.  The gods are satellites that revolve around them.

We all want to be Darth Vader.  We want to be able to hold out our hand and have the powerful general sink to his knees as he suffocates.  We want to be powerful in the force.  We believe the force is there so serve us.  Of course we want to be Darth Vader before he repents and with the caveat that when it is time to pay the piper there will be a god like Luke Skywalker to get us out of the hot water waiting.

Paganism is the religion of the New Age.  Eventually it will bring back the civilization that brought slavery and subjection to the masses. 

Stay tuned for the sequels.

homo unius libri


  1. Few people would grasp the truth of your next-to-closing sentence.

    1. I am not sure it is nice to make me go back and read what I wrote. People refuse to see the connections between the old religions and the cultures they produced The anti-slavery movement was a product of Christian Europe. It is hard to call someone a slave when you are told to treat him like a brother.

      Grace and peace

  2. slavery is , can see it coming.
    still common in africa and arabia, spreading like a cancer.

    1. I have read that there are more slaves today than there were when we fought our Civil War.

      Grace and peace.


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