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, August 19, 2020

Opus 2020-214: Election 2020: This Is the Most Important Election of My Lifetime

We have heard this many times.  We hear it every election.  What we overlook is that it is always true.  Well, maybe not always, but close.  Each time we have an election it determines the direction society will go.  It has long term consequences.  Fixing things takes a lot longer than breaking them. 

So this election is important.

Each election also says something about society.  It gives a view into what our values are.  I am sure you have heard liberals quoted about how they did not know anyone who voted for Trump.  We think of the bubble they live in.  To be honest, I am not sure that since I left the classroom and California I know anyone who would admit voting for Hillary.  I need to be reminded that there are people who keep reelecting Nancy Pelosi.  I need to admit that the city councils of Seattle and Portland were voted into office.  There were 47 Senators who were willing to vote to impeach Donald Trump for no reason except he was a Republican.  We need close elections to remind us of how sick society is.  We need to lose a few to wake us up.

At the same time, no election is the end.  We worry about the Democrats cheating so much that Joe Biden is elected and Kamala Harris takes his place.  That is something worth worrying about.  I remember when Bill Clinton was elected.  We thought it was the end of the world.  It was bad but the other side of that is the wake-up call that went out.  I lived through eight years of Barak Obama.  If Biden wins it will say something about our American culture.  It will also give each of us a challenge to become a better, more involved person.  It might make things bad enough that the pain makes people respond who would never respond if they could continue in their stupor. 

So yes, it is the most important election, again. 

Vote the suckers out.

homo unius libri

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.