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.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Opus 2018-196: Just Call Me Paul

If you have not heard about Paul Manafort being declared guilty then you are lucky.  I was going to say you need to get out more but changed my mind.  It is all we will be hearing about for ages.  Most of us are missing the point.  The point is not was he guilty or not, the question is why was he indicted in the first place.  This is the kind of event that should send chills down the back of every law abiding America.

Someone made the point that no one can go through the day without doing something that could get them in trouble with the government.  Set aside breaking the law.  The number of laws are dwarfed by the number of regulations put out daily by unelected bureaucrats.  There are so many that no one can know all of them.  Have you ever seen the shelves of notebooks and references that your tax man has?  That is just from the IRS.  Add all the regulations from EPA, DWP, DMV, and every other agency that wants to regulate your life.  Have your tried to adopt a pet recently?  You need to sign away your life and in some cases have a social worker visit your home. 

Did Paul Manafort break any laws?  Let’s assume he did whatever they are talking about.  The reason he was in solitary confinement is not that he broke the law.  It was because the Meuller witch hunt thought that they could coerce him into giving them dirt on Donald Trump.  The laws he broke had nothing to do with Donald Trump or his campaign.  They had nothing to do with Russia.  The offenses were from years ago.  If he had never met Donald Trump he would be a free man today.  This is a tactic that the left uses to intimidate their political enemies.  They have a number of tactics besides this.  Think of Robert Bork and the character assassination he went through.  Think of the attacks Clarence Thomas had to face.  Have you picked up how the media and their DNC clones have been going after the e-mails of Judge Kavanaugh’s wife?  These people have no shame and no moral fiber.  And of course there is the growing list of people who mysteriously die or commit suicide after they get on Hillary’s bad side.

We life in scary times.  The left is like a lawn mower trying to cut off any bloom that dares to rise above the grass.  Pray for the president and hope he can bring real change.

homo unius libri


  1. I used to wonder how Russian people could live in their society where the government was always watching you, waiting for you to trip up. Now I know. The best one can do is to try to fly under the radar.

    1. I have repeated that sentiment many times the last few months.

      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.