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, March 27, 2017

Opus 2017-094: Venus Ascended

John Gray became famous with his book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.  At least he appeared on my radar at that point.  When I Googled it to make sure I had the author’s name right I was interested to see that it was available at something called  That is a type of fame.  I tried to listen to the book on tape but after a while I got the point and did not finish it.  It is a very useful insight.  I am not sure that he was the first but he expressed it with pith. 

I find Mars and Venus useful in discussions because they really describe attitudes not genders.  In our politically correct day it is not acceptable to talk about feminine and masculine.  It has gone so far that schools are beginning to do away with homecoming king and queen titles.  So instead of referring to someone as a real man we can say they are very Mars-like.

When we look at the problems of our culture I have noticed a trend.  We are becoming too much Venus and not enough Mars.  The problem is not necessarily too many women in leadership.   The problem is to much feminine perspective in leadership, excuse me, too much Venus perspective.  Recently I attended a meeting concerning a student who was having some problems.  At the meeting we had a psychologist, a speech therapist, a therapist, a nurse, a special education teacher, a regular education teacher (me), and an administrator.  I was the only man in the room. 

I have been teaching at the same school for almost 30 years.  In that time we have only had one male principal.  I don’t think that is an accident.  Venus rules education as much as other areas of our lives.

Venus drips compassion, sensitivity and caring.  If you want one word, feelings.  It does not matter what the issue is, feelings are the most important measure.  Facts are nice but are always interpreted by how we feel about them.  I found it amazing that I was the only one in the room who seemed to think he was capable of bringing his book to class.  I really didn’t care how he felt but I knew it is impossible to do work without tools. 

My point is that if we don’t get Mars back into the equation then we are doomed to be overwhelmed by cultures that subjugate Venus.  It is amazing how the feminist and homosexual communities are so supportive of the Muslim cultures that will kill them when they are able to implement Sharia law. 

It isn’t that I am insensitive, I just care.

homo unius libri


  1. Seems to me we lived in a happier, less complicated world when men were men, women were women and each had a their designated role to play. I am also pretty sure that one day my opinions will get me surrounded by a bunch of feminists wearing pink hats and screaming words like "racist" or "homophobe" or any of the other trendy insults of the day.

  2. I found a definition that meets the need,

    "A nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds."

    It said this is Tourette Syndrome. It sounds more like nanny state brainwashing to me.

    Grace and peace.


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