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, October 2, 2016

Opus 2016-263: On the Street: Parasite Attack

I was attacked by parasites on the way to work last week.  Twice.  At the same intersection.  I was driving my car, which I had paid for.  It was running on gas I had paid for.  I was on a road that I had paid for.  Stopping my progress was a pole with blinking lights to block me from driving across the tracks.  After a few moments a string of railroad cars marked “Metro” breezed by with merry abandon.  What irritates me is that I was also paying for the pole, tracks and cars.  The people riding were paying only a portion of the cost.  I was paying the rest in my taxes.  And they were stopping me from getting to the place where I earn the money for them to steal.

And then, before we could get moving, it happened again.  This time from the other direction. 
Don’t they realize that if I don’t get to work I won’t pay taxes and they won’t have anything to steal?  Who will pay the generous wages to the conductors then?

The definition of a parasite has two elements.  The first is that they live off of another organism.  The second is that they give nothing back.  I am the host.  They are the parasites. 

I hope to get back at them by retiring and moving out of state.  Until then I will grit my teeth and soldier on.

homo unius libri

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