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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Opus 2017-238: Health Care Discussions: Trade the Rail for a Prong

The big news on Tuesday was that the Senate had taken a vote on whether to debate health care.  That is good news.  What is so sad is that it was a tie broken by Vice President Pence.  Why do they refuse to debate the issue?  Even Past-His-Prime John McCain voted to discuss it although he got on his high horse to say he would not vote for the bill as it stood.

The politicians are afraid to take a stand on something that is so clearly demanded by the voters of the United States.  The Republicans were elected to get rid of Obamacare.  They don’t want to be held accountable.  The Democrats have a lot of people coming up for reelection.  They don’t want people to accuse them of doing nothing.  It is like the third rail but maybe they should start thinking of it as the third prong.  The third rail is the one on the subway that carries the power.  If you touch it, you fry.  The third prong is that bottom projection on a plug that grounds the appliance.  If it is not in place you could get fried. 

We have an election coming up in 2018.  All of the House and 1/3 of the Senate face needing new jobs.  If they refuse to be grounded, vote the suckers out.  That is regardless of party.

homo unius libri


  1. My representative (republican) voted to microchip grandma and our senators (one a democrat, one a republican) both failed to support repealing Obamacare. I won't be voting for any of the three ever again.

    1. I guess you need to move to Texas. It is interesting to me that West Virginia broke off from Virginia during the Civil War over the issue of slavery. How they have fallen.

      Grace and peace.


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