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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Opus 2016-241: Shower Thoughts: Two Edged Sword

The idea of a two edged sword is a familiar one.  It expresses the point that a lot of things cut two ways.  This came up in a conversation about the frivolous information on the internet.  What used to be said about the Bible is double true for the internet.  You can find anything you want if you keep looking.  That is a two edged sword.  You can find lots of information and opinion to back up your position wherever you stand on global warming, abortion or dependable cars.  I often here arguments that are supposed to shut people like me.  The problem is that those points can cut both ways.

Is abortion a matter of choice and women’s rights?  Well what about the choice of the female child in the womb?  Does she have a right to live?  Is the earth getting warmer?  Is that a tragedy in the making?  Even if you accept that understand that the last time we had a warmer earth the deserts of today were covered with forests and civilizations were emerging all around the world.  The problem is that people cherry pick their information and expect us to make an apple pie.

There is a reason why a sword has two edges and a pairing knife only has one.

Keep thinking.  Rearrange the details and see if you are being fed junk food or food for thought.

homo unius libri


  1. I just read that nuclear war will cool the earth by five degrees, so that's one problem solved!

    1. Does that mean that the Greens are in favor of Armageddon?

      Grace and peace.

  2. Replies
    1. But then we would be expecting people who are totally inconsistent to show consistency.

      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.