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.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Opus 2017-003: Melt, Snowflakes, Melt

I have a certain sympathy for the snowflakes as they dissolve into tears and futility.  I have been there.  I was there as the Republican field narrowed and the many people that I thought could do a good job dropped out.  I went through my Trump denial along with millions of other voters.  Eventually I had to grow up, look at reality and decide to support Trump in spite of my doubts.  I am still leery but beginning to have a bit of hope.

Maybe it is time for you to do the same thing.  Maybe it is time to take a deep breath, grow up and admit that if you are a citizen of the United States of America, Donald Trump is am much your president as Barak Obama was my president eight years ago.  I don’t care which of the three you do first but I would suggest that the other two will be easier if you start by growing up.

But of course many of you are not voters.  You didn’t bother, or you are not a citizen.  If you didn’t bother then stop complaining.  If you are not a citizen then I understand that he is not your president, but honestly, who cares.

So get off the street.  Tell your mommy you are going to get a job.  Get a job.  When you do those things you will find it easier to take a deep breath and that you have already started down the road to growing up.

A democratic republic is not a place where you always get your way.  The only people who get their way are the top dogs who can have everyone else shot and the sheep who are satisfied with bread and ciruses.  Liberty is about disagreeing, partisanship and compromise.  It is about getting half a loaf and not being jealous about the half the other guy got.

homo unius libri


  1. We've had plenty of circus lately, but I'm still waiting for the bread.

    1. It probably won't be whole grain.

      Grace and peace


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