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 9, 2018

Opus 2018-090: The War on God, part 3 of 5, The Family Is a Threat

The government wants to take the place of the family.  Remember the famous words of Hillary Clinton, “it takes a village”.  While there is some truth in community working together her point was that a man and woman cannot do it on their own.  The disguised thrust is that parents should not be allowed to do it on their own.  Certain philosophies of government, specifically communism and socialism, realize that the family is the enemy of the government being in total control.  If you have a predicate of loyalty to your immediate family then the government is forced into the back seat.  That is why we are in the midst of the political left reworking our educational system and gradually taking over the role of parents.  Drive by a local school as the sun comes up.  You will see children already being dropped off.  Drive by again as the sun goes down.  If you don’t see any kids still waiting to be picked up it is because they have gone down the street to another government run program.

The government feeds them breakfast and lunch.  The government has a nurse to check their hearing, eyesight and backbone.  The government wants to teach them about sex and sexuality.  The current flood of anti-bullying lessons is teaching children that they need the government to keep them safe.

School programs also gather information about the adults of the children.  When they take standardized tests and talk to school psychologists and counselors, who knows what they are telling government employees about your home. 

The Ten Commandments tell us,
(Exodus 20:12 KJV)  Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
There are also places where we are told to allow the government to punish evil and even Jesus paid taxes, but the children are the responsibility of the parents. 

The Progressive Left does not like that.  God is competition.  He must go.

To be  continued...

homo unius libri


  1. Replies
    1. That is what I call sad agreement.

      Grace and peace

  2. Very interesting thread, especially coming from a Buddhist.

    1. Since my understanding of Buddhism is general and from the outside, I would be willing to have you write a response from the Buddhist point of view and give comparisons and contrasts. You could post it and I could link it or we could figure out how to do a "guest post" type of thing. I obviously write from a Christian point of view which is one reason why your perspective might be of interest.

      No hurry. I am planning on being around a while yet.

      Grace and peace.


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.