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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 19, 2020

Opus 2020-144: Hot Air Alerts

I think I am going to stop using my clock radio for a wake up call.  I am finding that the combination of Fake News and bad news gets me off to a bad start.

Maybe a better term for the first things I hear would be “Hot Air Alerts”.  When the radio kicks in I am picking up the end of the traffic report.  If you have ever listened to them when you are driving you know what it is like to hear about an accident at exit 25 as you are rolling by exit 25 and all is clear.  What they share may have been true in some past life but by the time it gets on the air it is history.  Next up is a weather report.  I find it interesting that the radio report is coming from the center of town.  I am 20 miles out in the hill country.  They may report it is 76 degrees and they may be accurate, for down town.  Out where I am it is coming in at 69.

Then they get into the left wing alerts.  Alert:  Cases of Covid-19 are escalating.  This morning, horror of horrors, the county of possibly 2,000,000 people had another death attributed to the virus.  No word of how old they were or how many other life threatening conditions they suffered from, just another death.  They might as well just find someone with a deep voice to come on each morning and say, “Fear!”  Then there was a report that some judge has mandated that everyone must wear a mask when in a commercial business. 

Will the nonsense never end?

There will be plenty of time in the day to find out what has gone wrong but I need a chance to get started before the poison starts to penetrate. 

homo unius libri


  1. Understandable. Get a rooster! ;-)

    1. I am not a farm boy but my understanding is that roosters don't come with a turn off button.

      Grace and peace


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