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.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Opus 2020-120: Election 2020: Fear and Memory

I cannot figure out what is going on when I leave the house.  I go to the grocery store and 90% of the people are wearing masks.  Why?  Most of the masks they are wearing might keep dust out if they were sanding but not much else.  The virus that they are freaking out about so far has about a two thousandth of a percent chance of killing them even if it could find them. 

Is it fear or conformity.  If it is the latter, whom are they conforming to?  If we survive this with our country intact and our basic freedoms still in place, will they remember all the governors and mayors that have gone orgasmic on power?  We need to be taking names.  I am wondering if I will be able to travel so that I can campaign against the judge that threw the solon owner in jail.  Will I remember?

There are a lot of governors that need to go.  There are a lot of mayors that need to be voted out.  There are a lot of unelected officials that need to be fired.  We have passed the primaries so we are stuck with the candidates we have.  Remember that although Republicans are part of the problem, Democrats are not the answer, at least not in this century.

The second verse of the hymn “How Firm a Foundation” has been running through my mind.
“Fear not; I am with thee. O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God, I will still give thee aid.
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand.”
Obviously this is a theological statement but the attitude is what I take with me when I go out of the house.  My guardian angel never has my car warmed up for me but he is out checking my route for things I would not even think about.

Fear not, wash your hands and watch out for unicorns.

homo unius libri

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