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, October 6, 2017

Opus 2017-342: Should-a-Beens: Mavericks for Sale

Where is the Democrat party’s Rand Paul?  Why don’t they have a John McCain?  How is it that the Democrats are capable of such lock-step zombyism?

It could be a weakness of the Republicans.  Maybe they are all such nice guys that they can’t bring themselves to force people into line.  Maybe they are afraid of rejection.  Or it could simply be that conservatives tend to believe in individual freedom.  Maybe they believe that the ones to discipline Rand Paul should be the people that elected him, not the party bosses.

Maybe it is the commitment of the Democrats.  The problem with that is that the only thing they seem to be committed to in this generation is an ideology of socialism and central control.  What kind of people with above average intelligence and any moral principles could sit silently and follow the agenda and distortions of the Obama administration?  Maybe the question answers itself.

Should I be glad that the Republicans actually believe in the kinds of diversity that make a difference?  Republicans as a whole don’t have racial hangups like the left.  What we have are hangups about liberty and living our own lives.

It would still be nice if all the mavericks were not on our side.

homo unius libri


  1. Unfortunately, being "right" is worthless if they can't subdue their ego's enough to co-operate a little and get the vote.

    1. Compromise is always hard. What makes it harder is when they expect us to be the only ones who compromise. Better no law than bad law.

      Grace and peace


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