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.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Opus 2020-234: Convention Slight of Hand

I found the Republican National Convention full of positive messages and encouragement.  The best messages came from the common people.  The professionals tended to be standard, boilerplate cheerleading but the working people had something to say and said it well.

One speech that bothered me was given by Ivanka Trump.  She did a good job and everybody seemed to like what she shared.  If it was listing accomplishments of her father is was quite a list.  The problem I had was that it was more the kind of accomplishments that big government people would come up with.  There were a lot of things done for a lot of people.  To tell you the truth I can’t remember what they were specifically but for each need listed the answer seemed to be, “Throw some money at it.”  That money has to come from somewhere and what people in the cheering section seem to forget is that throwing money at problems is the way the Democrats deal with them, Democrats and too many Republicans.  

It reminds me of the video making the rounds of a young black man with a brick running up behind an old white man crossing the street and bashing in his head.  He wasn’t even looking.  He had done nothing except walking while white.  It doesn’t make any difference.  He now needs a new head.

Keep your mind in gear, your hand on your wallet and your voter ID where it can be presented.  

homo unius libri


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.