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.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Opus 2017-311: Headlines: Sharing the Blame for Sharing the Wealth

A lot of us are upset with the president for agreeing to raise the debt ceiling and borrowing more money.  What is a bit hypocritical is Republican leaders blaming him.  If you are one of those who think this is a deal between Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump you were not paying attention in your high school government class, assuming you had one.

The bill was signed, according to the Washington Times.
“President Trump signed a bill Friday afternoon to inject billions of dollars into disaster relief, racing to deliver the funds as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida and as cleanup efforts from Hurricane Harvey get fully underway in Texas.”
We hear cries of “President Trump made a deal.”

Okay, class, listen up.  Where do all spending bills for the United Stated government start?  If you knew it was the House of Representatives you probably cheated.  Who is in charge of the House?  Paul Ryan.  The next line in the article is,
“Mr. Trump acted just hours after the bill cleared the House in a strong bipartisan vote.”
In order for it to get to the president’s desk it also had to go to the Senate, where the Republicans also have a majority, and pass there.  So by the time it reaches the president all the Democrats and RINOs had a chance to nix it.  They did not.

Where were all these patriots when the president said he was ready to sign a bill ending Obamacare?

Crickets.  So go ahead and be upset with the president but don’t forget your local congressman.  And don’t leave out all of us that think the U.S. Government is there to ride to the rescue when we have a problem.  We are digging our own graves, one crisis at a time.

homo unius libri


  1. All things considered, I think he did the right thing AT THIS TIME. I'll feel otherwise if the situation continues.

    1. I wonder how the American people would respond if they were challenged to give to a reputable relief effort with the knowledge that the government was not going to step in. I think we would be surprised, pleasantly.

      Grace and peace

    2. I suspect many of us do that anyway, knowing how incompetent the gummint tends to be.

    3. It requires discernment to make sure you contributions actually help instead of just making you feel good. The two names that keep coming up are Salvation Army and Samaritan's Purse.

      Grace and peace.


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