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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Opus 2018-084: Headlines: A Window of Sanity in the Blue

I was shocked at the headline in the Free Beacon.  It seems that the legislatures in two of the most liberal states in the Union, Massachusetts and Connecticut, have put aside bills they were working on that would have allowed doctors to help people kill themselves.  That is almost impossible to believe.

In case you are not paying attention there is an ongoing attempt to not only make suicide legal and acceptable but to force doctors to prescribe medications to speed the process.  It is usually packaged as a way to help terminally ill people who are living in agony to bow out gracefully.  Underneath there are a lot of selfish motives from insurance companies trying to cut costs to children wanting to cash in on their inheritance. 

It was interesting that the opponents to the bill used the race card to bring down a bill that is usually favored by the race baiting left.  One spokesman said the bill
“...would have become a cheap medical procedure that would have steered the vulnerable toward suicide and favored the white, wealthy, and well insured....  The poor, people of color, and people with disabilities would have received the all too familiar denial of care letters from insurance companies and from Medicaid, refusing to cover expensive care but offering to pay for suicide pills.”
The article says there are six states that have already made it legal for doctors to kill patients.  According to Wikipedia there are seven:  Oregon, Montana, Washington, Vermont, Hawaii, California, Colorado, but I remember seeing a headline that Hawaii was just starting to vote on the issue.  If you read the Wikipedia article be advised that the article is written by someone who is in favor of helping people commit suicide so the terminology and evidence is presented with that in mind. 

As a believer I am not overly worried.  As we say in Christian circles, and double it when Easter is fresh on our minds, “It isn’t the end of the world.”  I guess a Buddhist could say the same thing.  It is another step in the campaign to dehumanize us and make us just smart monkeys who have no real value.  It is the kind of thinking behind euthanasia and the abortion industry.  It is the kind of thinking that drove the genocidal maniacs of the twentieth century like Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot.  It believes that human beings are just smart animals.  It denies that we are created in the image of God. 

Happy Post Easter.  Christians are still celebrating the resurrection.  Evil is still trying to make the world into a mirror of Venezuela.  Today we have one small victory for the good guys.

homo unius libri


  1. I wonder what the race-baiters thought about getting bit by their own dog?

    1. When people get into conspiracy theory I am reminded that evil people find it even harder to work together than we do.

      Grace and peace


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