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.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Opus 2016-228: Headlines: Progressive Capitalism in Action

When I saw the headline I had to read the article:
“Restaurant owner offers free large pizza in exchange for guns”
The writer obviously thought it was a great move but on reflection didn’t seem like it would really work.  Think about it.  I have not priced guns recently but I am guessing that the cheapest piece of junk would come in at over $200.  If I am a street thug who is hungry am I going to trade a $200 piece of equipment that helps me make my living for a pizza that might cost $15 or $20?  As a businessman I can see how this could be profitable, but for the thug?

And the businessman would have to ask himself what kind of people this would bring into his restaurant.  What if he brings friends who don’t like pizza?  Would they then use their guns to rob him of the gun he just traded for?

In the article it seems that the pizza parlor owner had been robbed before.  It would seem to me that if he had been armed himself the thief might have gone down the street for tacos instead, but who am I to judge.  It says he has been in business since 1980.  With decisions like this I wonder how he has lasted that long.

homo unius libri


  1. Better than socialism where everyone would have to share that large pizza.

    1. Or Communism where there would be a five year plan for pizza but none being produced.

      Grace and peace


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.