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 16, 2016

Opus 2016-275: Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, A Wake Up Call, part 1 of 2

“Demonstrations” have been in the news a lot lately.  A more accurate description would be riots and looting.  The thugs who are out causing the chaos are not the hard working poor people who are really suffering.  Generally they are the ones who have never done an honest day’s work but expect to have all the benefits of advanced civilization.  The problem is that when the barbarians burn down the factory after stealing all the electronics they quickly run out of I-Pods and there is no one to make more.  When they burn the fields and go through the grocery store dumping out everything their mother made them eat as a child, it doesn’t take long for them to starve to death because there is no one left to grow, process, deliver and market what they think is theirs.  Eventually they need to sleep or fall down in a drunken stupor and the inevitable happens.

The barbarian thinks he is king of the hill because he has the biggest muscles and the benefit of surprise.  He expects to be feared and obeyed. 
(Judges 5:25 KJV)  He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
Sounds good, but he must have drifted off for a nap because...
(Judges 5:26 KJV)  She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
They will get theirs but a lot of us may suffer in the mean time.  Barbarian thugs do little but destroy.  But, and it is a big but, what if they are right?  They will never provide a solution but what if they are pointing us to a real problem?

To be continued...

homo unius libri

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