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, June 2, 2020

Opus 2020-132: On the Street: “Fear Itself” Is Winning

Have you noticed the similarity between going to a restaurant and attending an Antifa rally?  People are wearing masks and either they are afraid to look you in the eye or they stare at you with hostility.

I have been out twice in two days.  It is not because I need to go out but the women in my life do have needs.  On Sunday we went to a high end restaurant for our 45th wedding anniversary.  On Monday I took my daughter out for her birthday to a Chipolte.  In both places we were greeted by thugs.

I don’t know if you have ever been to Flemings.  We went on Sunday because they have a special that weighs in at $55.  Usually the steak by itself costs that much.  Generally I find my throat closing up and a sense of impending doom when I go there.  The cost is ridiculous, but I am the only member of my family that feels that way.  So I shut up and go along.  We gathered in the parking lot and headed for the door.  Another couple was approaching at the same time.  They were in a different world that we were.  We were hugging, shaking hands and smiling.  They were walking bent over, casting furtive glances all around them and wearing masks.  They gave us a look that was half hostility and half fear.  It is the look you get from someone in the back seat of a police car as you walk by free and easy.

When we got inside we were greeted by either employees or Antifa trainees.  Since they did not attack I assumed employees.  Masks were everywhere.  We were given a room to ourselves.  The sense of fear was thicker than the steaks. 

At Chipolte we were not even sure if we could go in.  The lights were on.  There were people moving around inside but we were not sure it they were employees or rioters that had come in the back door.  The employees all wore black shirts and black masks.  When we went inside every table except one had a little sign telling you it was out of service.  Ordering was a chore because a properly worn mask makes it hard to speak clearly.  We managed to get our food and make it to the one free table. 

People.  We need to get over it.  We need to take the masks and set them aside for the next riot.  Either that or get ready to live the rest of your life not knowing if the person coming toward you is smiling or gnashing his teeth.  The China Virus Panic was a fraud perpetuated by a group of Progressives* who want to end America as we knew it.  Look at the numbers.  Do a little math.  Engage your memory.  Above all, think for yourself.

I would really like to know if the waitress is smiling or snarling.

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

homo unius libri


  1. Crooks rule the world, fools follow them.

    1. Based on the number of masks I see, they are winning.

      Grace and peace


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