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.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Opus 2020-231: Payday Required

I saw it again.  A couple of women attacked a child holding a Trump sign.  In the first case they grabbed his hat, stomped on his hand, smacked one of the adults and generally acted like spoiled bullies.  The last I heard they had both been arrested.  In the latest episode I didn’t get past the headline but it sounded like the same kind of aggressive behavior.

I think this kind of thing is only partially about Trump.  Yes, they hate him and everything he is trying to do.  The only problem with that is they probably could not tell you what he is trying to do.  It is more endemic than that.  It is about human nature and what Christians call original sin or the carnal nature.  There is something built into human nature that tries to get away with things and is only held in check by concern about possible consequences.  We have all done things that were technically illegal.  Haven’t you ever thrown an apple core out the window as you drove across the desert?  Technically it is littering.  It is illegal.  If there had been a snitch watching you might have restrained yourself.  Have you ever parked in a spot reserved for pregnant women?  Have you ever gone in the exit or ducked under the ropes forming a line?

Most of us have had an adult pounding a sense of right and wrong into us so we only violate minor issues.  The young women involved in these attacks on children with Trump signs were not taught right and wrong as absolute values.  They were taught that right is anything you can get away with and the big crime is getting caught.  It is one of the reasons why the millennial snowflakes are willing to be a part of insurrection.  They are convinced they will not be caught and if by some chance they are, they will be bailed out with no consequence.  So far they have been right.

Sin is fun.  Evil kind of grows on you.  Who has not wanted to throw a rock through a window?  Most of us restrain ourselves.  The rioters don’t.

Trump is not really the problem.  He is the excuse.  The violence will continue until the price paid for uncivilized behavior comes due.

homo unius libri


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    1. Now that I have the time I don't seem to get called to jury duty.

      Grace and peace


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