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.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Opus 2017-307: Headlines: PC Comes to Church

It looks like it is time to rename the “National Cathedral”.  No longer does it represent a place for American Christians to worship.  It is now moving into being a poster-person for the revisionist left.  According to the Washington Times the Cathedral is going to remove some stained glass windows that represented Confederate generals.  Their reasoning was that
“they act as ‘a barrier to our important work on racial justice and racial reconciliation.’”
This certainly helps clarify why this building can not be a center for Christian worship any more.  If you search the Bible you will find that the word “reconciliation” is a term usually used in reference to restoring the relationship between God and man with a mention of estranged husbands and wives.  Never is it used for racial issues.  In fact, the concept of racial reconciliation is not a Biblical issue but a left wing social adjustment issue.  What needs to be dealt with is sin, not our hangups about being victims, and although the ways we wrong our brothers is important they pale in comparison to our rebellion against God. 

People who are concerned about some imagined racism don’t seem to be worried at all about the sins God has listed in the Ten Commandments.  In fact they are working hard to remove the Ten Commandments from the public square along with the statues of American history.

After they remove the windows depicting Confederate generals I would suggest that they complete the project to be consistent.  Check for references to Peter.  He denied the Lord.  And since slavery was accepted in Old Testament times I would suggest that any Old Testament character be removed.  Jesus did not chose any women as disciples so He would also need to be removed as an advocate of male dominance.  Maybe we could replace them with windows depicting Caesar Chavez, Antifa social justice warriors, Mao and Stalin.  Maybe to remove the existing windows they could invite some anti-hater demonstrators to bring their rocks, bottles and clubs to knock them out.  Then we could have a national holiday commemorating the event.  Finally we could change the name of the country to the Socialist States of America.

Needless to say, I have no plans to visit what used to be the National Cathedral.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.