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.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Opus 2019-014: Pick Your Future, part 2 of 3, The Dreams

What is the dream of each group?

The Progressives dream of a world of perfection.  They see everyone being equal and having their needs met.  Everyone has a job at a good wage.  Everyone has a nice home.  Everyone has great health care.  Everyone goes to college.  Everyone..., well you get the idea.  They actually believe this is possible.  What they don’t share with you is that there is another group outside of “everyone”.  Those are the wise ones who put this all together.  They tell you what a good wage is.  They set the cost of the foods you eat and tell you how much is enough.  If you step out of line they come down on you like a ton of bricks.  They assure you it is for your own good.  They also assure you that they deserve to live in those bigger and nicer houses up on the hill with the gates around them and the security guards.  They deserve chauffeured limousines while you ride the bus.  They deserve Kobe steak when you only get turkey bacon and beef flavored tofu.  From their point of view it is a perfect world.  You are incapable of knowing what is best for you.

The free enterprise dream is a world of opportunity and liberty.  Everyone is free to go as far in life as their natural ability and willingness to work will take them.  There will be a group at the bottom economically but they will have opportunity if they want to pursue it.  There will be a generous portion at the top enjoying all of the things money can buy.  In the middle will be the overwhelmingly largest group.  This middle group will be secure and prosperous.  The only hurdles will be the limits on their willingness to work and be good stewards of the rewards of work.  They believe they have a chance to make it into the top group and many do.

To be continued...

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.