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.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Opus 2016-177: On the Street: What Are They Mad About?

Walking and getting exercise are difficult when away from home.  I have tried walking when I stay at my son’s house but it is in a semi-rural location and the narrow roads make walking more adventure than I can handle.  So I have tried to hit the malls to do a spin through.  This week I was walking past the promise of a new store and the barriers had pictures of young people dressed in the latest, promising to change my life if I would plan on shopping there. 

No thank you.  I don’t think I would want to be infected by whatever the models had been breathing.  You have seen the look.  I see it in my passport picture.  I was told to stare at the camera and told not to smile.  They wanted me to look like I was an antisocial thug.  That is the look on the models faces.  The guy, in addition to needing a shave, looked like he still had ten days in solitaire to do and he wasn’t going to show them he cared.  The girl looked bored out of her mind. 

You have seen it.  It is a reflection of our modern obsession with thugs and criminals.  It is a nihilistic philosophy of life that has expressed itself on the faces of our physical role models.

It is sad.

If you are a Christian this is not a face that should sit well on your soul.  It does not express faith, hope or charity.  It radiates nothingness. 

Just another way in which I am reminded that “This world is not my home...”

homo unius libri

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