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, September 6, 2018

Opus 2018-205: Money and Mouths

I was listening to a radio conversation about how the left attacks and shuts down any business that rises on their radar as supporting Trump.  We are familiar with the baker taken to court because he would not produce a wedding cake with a homosexual theme.  We know about the gloriously failed boycott of Chick-fil-e and currently of In and Out.  Bricks come through windows.  Employees and customers are assaulted.  The fascist forces of socialism are on the attack everywhere.

The conservative talking heads took it as a point of pride and maturity that conservatives don’t act that way.  I understand that.  As a Christian I am taught to turn the other cheek and go the extra mile.  I am taught agape love which is patient and kind.  I know that and I understand it.  But.....

Perhaps it is time for us to begin working toward the same goals of winning our culture but with methods of integrity.  We can’t throw rocks through their windows but we can take our business somewhere else.  We can take the high road and we need to realize that the high road means making a different economic pattern in our lives.  It will be hard by our modern snowflake vaules but if we ever get serious we will see some results. 

A current example is ESPN.  I understand that they finally fired the race baiting Jemele Hill who was getting away with disgusting verbal assaults.  That was good.  The fact that they paid here 2.5 million to get her to go away makes it a joke.  We got the results we wanted in one way but she got such a reward that she is laughing all the way to the bank.  Recently Nike put their international reputation behind an America hating racist.  Maybe it is time to stop believing their commercials and try one of the many competitors out there.  I must confess that I have not bought any Nike products for decades because their shoes and my feet don’t get along very well.  The point is there are many other companies that make shoes.  Make Nike a little less cocky.

Need I remind you of the many companies that can be brought to see the error of their ways?  Had a Starbucks lately?  Do you remember that Levi cut off the Boy Scouts back when they were still the real boy scouts?  Have you paid any attention to the evil going on in the Disney empire?  Do you like Ben and Jerry’s ice cream or have Progressive insurance? 

The list goes on.  Unless conservatives bite the bullet the profits will go on too.

homo unius libri


  1. Some people would take up arms, rather than do without a little convenience.

    1. And if they don't do with a little inconvenience they will lose those arms and have nothing to take up.

      Grace and peace


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