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, January 30, 2020

Opus 2020-027: New Terms: Progressives*

I sometimes wonder if people are paying attention.  There is a group of people who are out to drag down Western civilization.  They do not want to drag it down all the way.  They only want to drag it down to the point where they are in charge, living in luxury while the common man becomes a serf hovering on the edge of subsistence.  They call this progress.

They keep changing their names because people eventually catch on.  Right now they seem to like the moniker of “progressive”.  It actually isn’t new.  It goes at least back to the early 1900's.  It is linked to names like Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.  Margaret Sanger who is the patron saint of Planned Parenthood considered herself a progressive when she was pushing eugenics.    Being progressive is supposed to give you the sense that they are on the cutting edge of the future and people who oppose them are neanderthals wanting to stay in their caves. 

By progressive they mean constant change.  They know you will assume it is for the better.  It is better for them but every time they get an item on their wish list it makes it harder for the rest of us to balance our budgets, express our opinions, or exercise the “blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”.  It is like the word “reform”.  It is sold as needed improvements.  In many cases it is change for the worse.  God warns us about this.
(Pro 24:21 KJV) My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
So beware when you hear the label of Progressive.  I have been explaining the term but I am getting tired of trying to remember all of the past synonyms.  I am going to begin to add and asterisk (*) and have a footnote at the bottom of the post.  Currently it is,

*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, etc)

It may change as other labels occur to me but it will help me with my lazy streak.

To use a couple of paraphrases,

    Beware of Progressives bearing promises.

    A Progressive by any other name, be it O so sweet, is still a Progressive.

homo unius libri


  1. Clear back in the early 70's, I had a high school book that said, "Liberals want progress, while conservatives want to return to the horse and buggy days." NO JOKE! Needless to say, I didn't let THAT pass unchallenged. My teacher was a liberal neighbor that I sometimes worked for, so that made things even more interesting. - lol

    1. The irony of that is if they have their way we may be back to horse and buggy days soon, if you can afford a horse.

      Grace and peace


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