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, October 4, 2018

Opus 2018-240: Election 2018: Choose Your Side

I watch the circus that is our government.  I see the elites who think they know what is best for everyone else and watch them manipulate, lie and cheat.  I find it hard to believe that Diane Feinstien and Cory Booker don’t have a part of their mind that keeps saying, “I am sooooooo wrong.  How do I live with myself?”  You have all seen the cartoon depictions of a little angel on one shoulder and a little devil on the other. 

That is only for cartoons.  I came across some verses in the Bible this morning that reminded me of the real problem.
(Proverbs 4:16-7 KJV)  For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.  For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
Does that not describe a lot of the politicians and their media sycophants that we see on a regular basis.  It isn’t a matter of cute little caricatures.  It is a matter of evil little hearts that glory in inflicting mischief on others.  What else would explain the constant ignoring of testimony and basic facts?  How else could they justify setting aside due process, the rule of law and a presumption of innocence?  You need to understand that when they intimidate a Jeff Flake into craven jelly they walk around off camera giving each other high-fives.  When they browbeat a witness with gotcha questions they are swooning with a sense of power inside.

They know what is best for us and don’t care how much they destroy in the process of creating a perfect world.

Of course we also have the potential arrogance of becoming so self-righteous that we join them, just another team in the National Evil Team.  That is why it is important to keep a standard of unchanging right and wrong.  For Christians that starts in the Bible.  For Jews in the books of what I call the Old Testament.  For assorted pagans I would suggest that you consult your sources of moral authority and act on it.  I know where serious Jews and Christians will come down.  I don’t know enough about Buddhists and Hindus to speak with authority.

The battle goes on.  Each of us gets to choose which side we are on.  Sadly it seems like all of the Democrats and too many of the Republicans have already made the choice that can destroy life as we know it.

An election is coming.  Vote before you are forced to revolt.

homo unius libri


  1. Amen. Their places in hell are already prepared, unless they confess and repent and truly accept Jesus.

  2. I guess you read the book and know how it ends.

    Grace and peace


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