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, September 24, 2018

Opus 2018-231: The Most Important Election

I have been hearing a lot about how this election is the most important in our lifetime.  I have heard it on the radio, read it on the internet and was reminded again today.  This sounds serious.  This is true.

It is always true.

It doesn’t take long to give up the liberty that we have grown so complacent about.  Think about elections.  Where would we be if the polls had been right about Ronald Reagan being elected?  Where would we be if Jimmy “malaise” Carter had been reelected?  How much worse would things be if Kerry or Gore had prevailed?  Can you picture the Supreme Court today if Hillary had won?

Ronald Reagan took a bit longer view but the sentiment was the same.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
Is this election vital?  Yes, just like the last one and the next one.  If getting excited by quotes like this gets you out to vote if it is a rainy day, well and good.  Remember the issues.  Think about what is at stake.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

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.