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, April 29, 2016

Opus 2016-119: The Glorious Pagan

I salute those who have no faith but keep fighting the good fight. 

You know who you are.  You might have vaguely Christian standards but you don’t see the point in getting carried away with all the extreme stuff.  There is probably a god out there somewhere but you will worry about that later, if ever.  And yet, like me, you get up and go about your business.  You do the best you can.  You practice courtesy and help your neighbor when there is a problem. 

I don’t understand how you keep going but I see it.  It renews my faith in God that you keep on in spite of nihilism. 

Nihilism means that there is no real reason for life, intelligence or anything.  Nihilism says we are just an accident in a universe of chance and since in infinite time there will be infinite combinations of possibilities we are bound to happen.  If there is no God who created then it makes all of this nothing, nil, thus nihilism.  In reality it doesn’t matter what you do because what chance caused, chance can uncause.

Yet you still are good to live by. 

Thank you for the encouragement.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.