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, August 4, 2020

Opus 2020-203: On the Street: Cud

Some things never change.

Several times in meetings I have heard speakers talk about studies that listed the problems in school from years ago and compare them to the problems of today.  I have read the same type of information on the internet.  Who knows if there was really a survey or whether it was done correctly.  You know how that goes.  In spite of that, both lists, as different as they were, listed gum chewing as a problem.

Some things never change.

I have never understood the attraction of chewing gum.  I see someone who seems to be intelligent and well dressed when suddenly they start doing their imitation of a cow resting in the pasture.  I wonder if they have an emotional problem or something.  Once when I was trying to take my mind off food, I bought some sugar free gum and started chewing.  It lasted until my wife caught me and wanted to know what was wrong.

I think of chewing gum as degenerate.  It is just a hang up I have.  If you are a chewer then ignore me.  To me chewing gum is like cigarettes.  People who use them don’t know what a trash can is for.  You can drive or walk through some areas and the ground looks like a bad case of acne.  It is covered with spots and butts. 

I guess there could be worse habits than chewing gum.  I should know, I have enough of them.

homo unius libri


  1. I think it's a bit of a crutch for nervous people. I have no problem with it as long as they don't pop it or dispose of it improperly. Of course there were a lot of tobacco chewers in my neck of the woods when I was young, so gum seemed preferable to spitting tobacco juice.


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