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, April 23, 2020

Opus 2020-101: On the Street: MADD Crisis

Tuesday I made a run to the hardware store.  The only issue was standing in long lines.  Since I am convinced there is no unusual danger from the current virus hysteria I didn’t even try to wear a phoney, makeshift mask that is nothing but cosmetic.  I paid for my arrogance.

The first indicator of the sheep mentality was when I stopped on the way at a dollar store.  I was going to check on tissue and a snack item they stock.  At the door I was greeted by a handmade sign saying that in order to protect the employees everyone coming into the store must wear a mask.  I did not enter the store.  I turned around and left with no feelings of animosity toward the store.  If they were that fearful they should be able to reject my business.  I am not sure it was working for them as a business model because the parking lot in front of the store was empty.

I went to the hardware store.  As I said, no issues.

I decided since I was already out I would go by the local Walgreen’s to pick up some items that were on sale.  When I got out of the car and approached the door I was greeted by a sign that informed me that because of government regulations it was mandatory for me to wear a mask if I went into the store.  This puzzled me because I was not aware of any government agency in that area that was so stupid.  It wasn’t the Feds.  I was in Texas so I knew it wasn’t the state government.  I knew that the next county over had drunk the kool aid and pushed the panic button but that did not apply where I was.  It certainly didn’t apply just up the street at the hardware store.  I wondered if it was some regulation of the city or just applied to pharmacies so I went down the street a few blocks to the CVS.  If there was a government mandate they did not seem to know about it.

The panic is working.  So far I have refused to wear a mask.  I can’t shop in the next county but I can still meet my needs closer to home. 

This is getting ridiculous.  I am in more danger of dying in a car crash going for groceries than I am of being exposed.  I am more in danger of dying in a car crash than being infected if I am exposed.  I am in more danger of dying in a car crash than having symptoms if I am infected.  I am in more danger of dying in a car crash than having serious symptoms if I have symptoms at all.  I am in more danger of dying in a car crash than dying of serious symptoms.

Maybe this is all just a plot by MADD.

homo unius libri


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