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 20, 2018

Opus 2018-100: Headlines: The Strange Case of Natalie Portman

Now I know who Natalie Portman is.  Don’t ask me tomorrow, I might have forgotten.  She evidently had a part in one of the Star Wars movies.

The Washington Free Beacon tells us that she was due to receive an award from something called the Genesis Prize Foundation.  This seems to be a mini-Nobel Prize group located in Israel.  The prize was to “for her work upholding the advancement of women’s rights and philanthropy.” 

Evidently she refused to travel to Israel because she felt the country was being mean to Hamas.  That would seem to put her in the mainstream of the left.  What makes it seem a bit odd is that she was born in Israel and claims to be a big supporter of the country.  I find myself in a state of cognitive dissonance.  How can you be a supporter of Israel and get offended when they protect themselves from terrorists?

Only in the mind of a liberal snowflake, but are there any other kind?

homo unius libri


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    1. It is interesting that we don't seem to have any conservative snowflakes. I guess they are too busy working and paying taxes.

      Grace and peace


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