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.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Opus 2020-138: A New Breed

It is a good thing none of the present generation of Americans were on the Mayflower.  The Pilgrims would have turned back to Holland and found a cellar to hide in.  Why try for religious liberty if someone might die?  Even worse they might get their feelings hurt.

How would history have been different if people were not?

How about the Pinta, Nina and the Santa Maria?  Would Columbus have been able to get out of the harbor once the crews found out where he was going.  Didn’t he know that people died on long sea voyages?  Sometimes they died on short sea voyages. 

What if the young man had not gone west?  People died in the western movement.  It wasn’t just Indians.  They had to deal with wild animals, from buffalo stampedes to wolf packs.  They had hunger and thirst, blizzards, floods, dust storms.  Disease was also a factor and if you were injured in any way there was a danger of dying. 

What if Daniel Boone had stayed home?

What if William Travis had surrendered?

Life has risks.  Our big ones are getting coughed on and living in an area run by Democrats.  I am not worried about the first and have done my best to avoid the second. 

Be brave.  Wash your hands.  Clean your guns.  Watch out for unicorns.

homo unius libri

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