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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Opus 2020-182: Headlines: The Queen Is Arabic

You stumble across the most useless information when you are poking around on the web.  I was going through old links and came to a site called News Punch and found a headline that said Queen Elizabeth is a direct descendant of Muhammad.  The date on the article in January, 2018 so it is not exactly hot news.

You need to go through 43 generations to get this established.  If you have ever looked into this kind of thing, in 43 generations you can probably prove that you are related to just about anyone.  I always used to tell students that if we trace our genealogy back far enough, all of us have both slaves and slave owners somewhere in our family tree. 

And of course this is true because it is on the internet.

homo unius libri


  1. My late brother-in-law once found a genealogy sight that traced his ancestors back to "Father Abraham." His tongue in cheek comment was, "My, what excellent records they must have!" - lol

    1. I am assuming that he did not give them his credit card number.

      Grace and peace


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