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.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Opus 2018-138: On the Street: The Return of the Longhorn

The sign said, “Registered Longhorns for Sale”.  It is amazing what happens when society becomes so rich they don’t have time for standards.  If you ever watched cowboy movies in which they were driving cattle to the railhead you know about the role of the longhorn.  The longhorn was a type of cattle that strangely enough had long horns.  The reason the long horns were important is that they became deadly weapons when the animal felt threatened and even more deadly when they were in a bad mood.  That was all the time.  They had run wild and survived in the wild.

Longhorns were noted for their bad attitudes.  It was almost as if they knew they were born to be the central feature at a barbeque.  They were also noted as having tough, stringy meat.  It was considered a great day for steak lovers when the longhorns were cross bred with other breeds of cattle to produce more tender steaks and roasts. 

Now for some reason things come full circle.  What would be considered a cull is now “registered” as if they were really special.  Maybe they are now considered pets.  They do look majestic when the horns spread six feet or more.  Some might even consider them a romantic figure but that is beyond my ken. 

It will be interesting if Longhorn Steak ever becomes an item in expensive restaurants.  My guess will be that they can only be eaten in rooms with no air conditioning.

homo unius libri


  1. Besides the "cool" factor, they are slow growers, but excel at making meat from bad pasture (range) and survive heat well.

    1. Is the meat really stringy or is it only good for hamburger?

      Grace and peace.

  2. In California we have "Registered Safety Pins for Sale". Yes, they probably need a license to be used.

    1. Having escaped from the Fools' Golden State I am shocked by nothing. I am wondering if they need to do a background check and have a license to sell them.

      Do they realize that staplers can be used to seal lips?

      Grace and peace


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