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, January 7, 2018

Opus 2018-007: Nature at Work

Out the window I saw a bird hopping around in a tree.  I began to wonder what I would do if a predator suddenly jumped out and grabbed the bird.  Would I intervene to save the bird?  I doubt it.

On the other hand, if I saw an adult assaulting a child in my yard, would I get involved.  Yes.

What is the difference and how do many in our culture disagree with me?  It is a strange fact but if you find people who want to save the whales and keep you from killing predators that are attacking pets and domestic animals you also find people who have no problem with killing unborn children.  I am sure there are some exceptions and if you are one of them you have my apologies, but certain patterns run true.

Most people who think of the whales as their brothers tend to believe in evolution and global warming.  It is consistent with their world view.  Humanity is a disease that is destroying Gaia and must be dealt with.  Of course that only means other members of humanity.  They will still have their toys and luxuries.  The ones we must get rid of are those smelly peasants that used to work in our fields and factories.  Now that we have machines to do those tasks, the masses are not needed any more except to vote Democrat in elections.

The Christian world view recognizes the food chain but because man is created in the image of God, we are at the top.  We are not just smart animals.  We are different in quality as well as quantity.  I will admit I have a hard time accepting that when I see politicians and entertainers, but it is still true. 

If I saw Hillary and Barak hopping around in my tree and they were attacked by a wolf, would I intervene.  I would need to think about it.  It could be divine retribution, natural selection or an illusion.  I’ll get back to you on that.

homo unius libri


  1. I cracked up years ago when I saw a bumper sticker which spoofed the enviro-wackos that read, "Save the earth, kill yourself." The interesting thing is that many people are all for getting rid of "the unproductive," but they never seem to include THEMSELVES in that group.

    1. In the same way that they are for higher taxes for everyone else.

      Grace and peace.


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