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, August 6, 2016

Opus 2016-205: Do You Have Any Allergies?

Something has changed.  When we went to dinner we were asked at least three times, “Do you have any allergies?”  We have been to the restaurant before and were not queried on this topic.  My guess is that someone tried to sue them when they had an allergic reaction.  I hope it was thrown out of court.

I understand that allergies can be serious.  I understand that they can lead to death.  I don’t think that the entire world needs to be on alert because an individual wants to live in denial.  If you have a reaction to something that is common to everyone else around you they should not be forced to remove that from their lives.  If you start down that road we will be limited to the most boring diets and have no variety in life.  Think about all the things that some people are allergic to from peanuts to shell fish.  Will we need to eradicate bees too?

My wife has issues with certain spices and it is a litany we go through every time we eat out.  The burden is on us to be alert, not on the Mexican restaurant to leave all types of chili out of their dishes.  The burden is on us to ask.  They are quite willing to work with us.

Pray for sanity to return.  Being considerate is foundational, expecting someone else to do your due diligence is selfish. 

homo unius libri


  1. Like they say, common sense isn't too common anymore.

    1. But selfishness continues to proliferate.

      Grace and peace


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