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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, February 13, 2017

Opus 2017-046: How the Mighty Have Fallen

I have today off work.  I have next Monday off work.  It is nice working for the government.  When I was a kid one was Lincoln’s birthday and the other was to commemorate Washington.  In our modern world we still remember Lincoln today but have added all the other presidents in a lump to make next Monday President’s Day.  Remember that a lot of these guys owned slaves so we don’t want to give them any special attention. 

I am not sure that I want to celebrate President’s Day.  I have no reason to bring attention to Buchanan or Harrison.  I am sure they were nice men but not great lights in history.  Some such as FDR, Carter and Obama make me want to forget that we had presidents.  I will just continue to consider it Washington’s birthday.  Maybe we could have a “Fill in the Blank President’s Day”.  I would nominate Calvin Coolidge. 

How discerning are we in our choices for commemoration?  I did a little Google for February and came up with some of the days listed along with Presidents’ Day:  Groundhog day, National Wear Red, World Cancer Day, World Radio Day, Valentines Day (synced with International Condom Day), International Language Day and National Margarita Day.

I found a more inclusive list at National Calendar Day.  It included such worthy events as National Carrot Cake Day, National Lame Duck Day and National Toast Day.  I could not find a mention of Lincoln or Washington.  I understand that my school district has voted to take off Cesar Chaves day in the future.  Sorry I will miss that.

What a country.  I hope you got paid for not working today.

homo unius libri

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