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, July 10, 2020

Opus 2020-179: Move On Is More Than a Movement

I think we need to accept that this current virus, like all viruses, will eventually reach everyone who is susceptible to it.  If your genetic makeup opens you to the virus creating illness in you, count on it happening.  You will get sick.  How hard it will be depends on DNA and a lot of other factors but it will happen.  If you are resistant, that will not change.  Think of things like the common cold.  I understand there are many versions.  We all have experienced them.  It happens.

The craziness needs to stop.  I wrote about being kicked out of a hospital because I didn’t wear a mask.  It is a strange world where you are not allowed into a medical building if you are sick.  It is like being banned from the grocery store if you are hungry.  It also ignores the large number of people who pick up life threatening diseases while they are in the sanitary facility. 

There are things you can do.  Most of them are obvious and anyone with good hygiene and a sense of community is already doing them, in fact they were always doing them.  Someone remarked that one of the great results of all this panic media is that men are beginning to wash their hands in the bathroom.  If I were young and frisky I would be learning to stay home when I was sick instead of going to work and infecting everyone.  Simple things that are called common sense.

There are things you can’t change.  Was your youth filled with cigarettes, alcohol and STD roulette?  There isn’t much you can do about that now.  Did your parents give you weak lungs or a disposition to diabetes?  That is beyond your control, but keep in mind that those things were true before all the hype. 

I would not be surprised if I found I had the virus.  My theory is that it has been around a long time but was just ignored because it was like any other flu.  The biggest danger is not the people who will die and have it blamed on the China virus.  The numbers that are on the road to an early death because they have been denied “non-essential” procedures are going to dwarf the real deaths from something called 19.  The spin off deaths from depression, loss of income and isolation will never be tallied.

Time for the world to get moving again.

homo unius libri


  1. Amen. It DOES concern me, though, that if the thing isn't allowed to run its course NATURALLY (no lockdowns or distancing) we may still be fighting it in five years.

    1. It will eventually just become one of many unnamed viruses that hit people all the time. If left alone people will develop immunity to it and others like it.

      Grace and peade

  2. Certainly is time to get back to 'almost' normal

    1. I guess there is a sense in which nothing is really normal.

      Grace and peace


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