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 2020-273: Whither Privilege?, part 6 of 6

Let me explain to you what my white privilege consists of.  The earliest particle of my white privilege comes in my DNA.  I inherited a unique personhood based on the physical contributions of my father and mother.  I had nothing to say about it.  The next big contribution was the example and training coming from my parents.  What did they demonstrate?  Hard work, honesty, self-sacrifice, love of God, the list could go on.  I had the privilege of having a father who worked with his hands and had a need to be self-employed.  I had the privilege of getting up before school to push a wheelbarrow of concrete he was having delivered.  I had the privilege of always having a job if I could not find anything better.  I had the privilege of watching my father be penalized financially because he insisted on giving fair value.  I had the privilege of watching him love my mother and work six days a week to support his children.  

I also had the privilege of having him force me to get up on Sunday morning and go to church.  He didn’t cram it down out throats.  There were special days we would sneak out to the car after Sunday School and go for a long drive.  Because of that I had the privilege of coming to know God the Father through Jesus the Son.  I had the privilege of listening to some great preachers, sitting under great teachers and being surrounded by friends who were worthy.  Most of all I had parents who modeled it.

You might ask where the “white privilege is”.  Glad you asked.  Notice that everything I mentioned is available to people of every color and nationality.  My biggest privilege is knowing that and knowing not to blame everyone else for my success and failure.  Success in America used to be available to anyone who would keep working for it.  Were there barriers?  Yes.  Is there discrimination?  Of course.  Does that mean you cannot prosper and do well?  Not unless the Progressives* manage to brainwash you into being a victim.

*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, etc)

homo unius libri

1 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.