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, September 2, 2020

Opus 2020-228: Vast Wasteland

I am constantly reminded of why I don’t watch TV if I can help it.  At this point I am not evaluating the content, although that should be enough reason not to watch.  What keeps coming home to me is the amount of time wasted on posturing and self aggrandizement.  I have been trying to come out of my protective shell a little bit.  I have people telling me I need to watch this or that.  They send me links to interviews and documentaries.  I have watched a few.  Some are of value.  I could get the same value if a trustworthy source would cut out all the self advertising and bloviating.

Today I came across claims involving the CDC theoretically admitting that the China Virus deaths are grossly exaggerated.  One of the sources I found for information was a video by Ron Paul.  Sounds good.  He is a generally reliable source and a doctor.  So I clicked on the little arrow.  It was a 27 minutes video.  Three minutes into the video he and his co-host were still chewing the fat and socializing.  I went back to looking.  I don’t want to sit listening for 30 minutes to get what could be conveyed in 5.  It isn’t like I am listening to my wife.  I have no commitment to them.

So TV still has not won my heart.  I learned to read years ago and I can still read much faster than people can talk.  Factor in all the warm, fuzzy conversations and reading is far faster.  I am getting old and I don’t have time to waste on ego gratification.

homo unius libri


  1. If I had a TV, I'd watch Barnwood Builders, The Woodwright Shop (sometimes), Maine Cabin Masters and a couple of the folks who restore old houses. Other things might crop up on occasion, but those are the main ones.

    1. It sounds like you would need to pay for cable also. I used to show an episode of the Woodwright Shop when I was teaching.

      Grace and peace


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.