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, November 3, 2020

Opus 2020-272: Whither Privilege?, part 5 of 6

What concepts do the prosperous areas of the world embrace?  One is the idea that all men are created equal.  The Bible has kings and class structures but it also says that all are equal before God.  How about what has become called the Protestant Work Ethic?  It is in the Bible that everyone could now read.  One of the constant conversations I have with people is “What are you?”  Recently our painter told me he was Mexican.  I asked him where he was born and when he said in Texas I told him he was an American, not a Mexican.  The strange idea we have in this country is that you are not a member of an ethnic group, you are the embracer of an idea.

The maturing Christian view of God led to the acceptance of the scientific method and the Renaissance that went along with it.  Advances in the technology of sailing ships and firearms made the philosophy and religion of Europe overpowering around the world.  Non-European areas of the world hired the Irish, Scots, Germans and anyone else to come and teach them how to do things the European way.  It was successful because it made them stronger.  It is not white privilege when anyone can have access, it is human privilege.

To be continued...

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