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, December 24, 2018

Opus 2018-310: The Browning of America

When I lived in California I saw all kinds of nonsense about the fact that Los Angeles and suburbs are built is a desert and deserts don’t have much water.  Instead we get silly.  I saw signs on medians saying, “Brown is the new green”.  They are disguising that fact that they don’t bring enough water from the rest of the state. 

Okay.  With that in mind I wonder if we should start calling the Green movement the Brown movement.  It is no longer a matter of keeping the world green but looking to dead brown as a source of inspiration and prosperity.  We could have a goal to live in cardboard boxes.  We might want to redesign our money to be brown instead of green.  We could have bags of compost instead of Christmas trees.

I can find the desert beautiful.  What I do not find attractive are medians and parks that once had green grass that are now covered with dead weeds.

Maybe if they would let free enterprise and the law of supply and demand do its thing the high cost of water would encourage people to stop moving to where they can’t afford to drink.  Then they could move to the many parts of the country that have plenty of water.  We have a green country once you get away from the desert. 

On second thought, maybe we want those people to stay in California.

homo unius libri


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.