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, April 6, 2018

Opus 2018-088: The War on God, part 1 of 5

Have you ever wondered why the progressive left has so much trouble with any reference to God.  They are working to remove the Ten Commandments from any visible space in the country.  They have removed baccalaureate from graduation and prayer from schools.  They want to get rid of the “In God We Trust” on our money.  They have issues.

They thrive on double standards.  When Ted Tebow kneels to pray it is a national scandal.  When one who will not be named kneels to spit on America we are supposed to salute his bravery and hail him as a hero.  In school you have people in your face if you say a good word about God or a bad word about sodomy.  Recently we had a Senate committee asking a judicial candidate about her religious beliefs.  That was okay.  Don’t even try to ask someone if they are a Muslim.  These people have issues.


Because God represents competition and of course governments resent competition.  I think that power in primitive cultures radiated from the biggest muscles.  Kings and nobility came from the warrior class.  Eventually the religious leaders began to compete and sometimes win in the power game.  I assumed they figured gods had bigger muscles.  This reached its pinnacle in the conflict between kings and the pope in medieval Europe.  You see the Roman Catholic church claiming to have the final say in temporal as well as spiritual realms.  Henry VIII of England was a leader in the Reformation.  We tend to forget that because we get focused on his many wives and their sudden deaths.  He split England off from the Roman church over his rejection of the pope trying to tell him how to run his country.  To his dying day he considered himself a devout Catholic yet he was the one that started Britain down the road to being protestant.  His defiance of the Pope encouraged others to believe they could think for themselves and the influence of Calvin and Luther began to be felt. 

After the Protestant Reformation the influence of Calvinism began to move people toward rights that were given by God and the King was supposed to be the leader in exercising them.  The Divine Right of Kings did not mean the king could do whatever he wanted.  It meant he could do whatever God wanted him to do.  That would not do today because God needs to be removed from the equation.

So God must go, He is competition.

To be  continued...

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