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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Opus 2018-312: Got a Date for New Years?

There are a lot of people who make a big deal about the date of Christmas.  There are a lot of theories about why it is December 25.  I came across a new on the Borepatch Blog.  I am not sure it is any more accurate than the others but if your boat needs to float, read it.

My question for today is, “Do the same people make a big deal about the choice for New Year’s Day”?  Keep in mind that January 1 is just as arbitrary as December 25.  In fact, different cultures have different days that they begin the year.  We have all heard of Chinese New Year.  There is a Jewish and a Muslim new year.  What is so special about January 1?  It isn’t even the shortest day of the year.

This is a rhetorical question.  I don’t really care about the answer.  The thing is, if you want to be so contrary about one day, then be consistent.

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.