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 26, 2019

Opus 2019-185: Ode to Old: Big Time Gamblers

The elderly are some of the biggest gamblers left on the earth.  Every time we go to see a doctor we roll the dice.  Every time we get a prescription we double down.  One of the questions we rarely ask is, “Are the side effects worse than the problem?”  Like drawing to an inside straight, you never know until you try and keep in mind, someone wins the lottery.  Eventually.

This comes to mind with a recent post I read somewhere about the dye used in MRI exams.  Evidently it has serious side effects for some people but even the doctors don’t seem to know this.  I am taking a blood thinner.  So far it has had little effect other than my skin seems to be thinner and I get cuts I don’t even realize I have until the blood drips on something.  The side effects involve internal bleeding that can be really serious.  I still take the pill.

The elderly are bigger gamblers mainly because by the time you reach your three score and ten the parts start to wear out and slow down.  Some people refuse to accept that and want a cure.  The drug companies are glad to fill the demand.  In spite of all the complaints about Big Pharma, what they do must be working because we are living longer than ever.

Just for entertainment, next time read the mini-book that comes with your medication.  It will point out all the ways you can die from taking your life saving drug.  Try it on over the counter stuff too.

It is a good thing I am ready to go.

homo unius libri

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