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, March 30, 2020

Opus 2020-075: Y2K and C-19

I have seen several references to the scare over Y2K.  For those with short memories that was the fear that when the calendars in the computer innards rolled over to the year 2000 they would reset at 0 and throw everything in our culture in the blender. 

Obviously there was nothing noticeable that happened.  Up to that point we are agreed but I am seeing more and more people acting like it was not a real problem, just hype, and then they compare it to the Chinavirus panic. 

I am of the opinion that there was a problem based in Y2K.  It did have the potential to wreak a lot of havoc.  When the concern was acknowledged the geeks got to work looking for a fix.  We will never know how much of a problem we might have had but I think we would have had one.  So don’t put Y2K in the same box with the virus scares.

On the other hand, when this is done we need to find the balance between accepting that we were brought to a slow boil by the media and that some of the things done did help to contain the spread of the disease.  The big, unanswerable question will be, “Was it worth the price?”

If you are on the government dole already and comfortable in your cocoon, you give it all a two thumbs up.  If you work for a living, manage to keep it together, the economy recovers and life become normalized we will say, “Maybe.”  If the damage is enough to bring us to our knees and strip us of our liberty and potential for prosperity, then, “No.”

Remember, even when we are over the hump it is a good idea to wash your hands.  That goes double if you are in a state with a lot of Democrats.

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