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, January 4, 2021

Opus 2021-004: The Lonely Hundred

I am seeing a lot of bloggers and internet sites that are going with what they call “discussion posts”.  I clicked on one today and found two comments.  I read the first and started on the second then asked myself, “What are you doing?”  I didn’t get a good answer.

What do I care about the thought lottery of unknowns?  They may be wonderful people but that doesn’t mean I need to spend time reading their latest pet peeves.  If I were the blogger I would do so and cherish the feedback but I am just a visitor.  I feel like I am reading someone else’s tweets.  I have seen some sites that have 100 comments to a post.  Does anyone beside the host really read all those?  

Why do they have a need to express themselves?  I can have a discussion with someone I know or with a total stranger.  Usually when it is face to face I can either learn something or try to influence someone.  That is very hard to do in a paragraph on line.  

As a blogger I know the ego element of posting.  I understand it.  I do it because I have something to say and can’t find anyone to listen.  In a way it is a release valve for all the ideas that keep piling up in my head.  If others find it interesting, stimulating, educational or simply mind numbing, then they are welcome to read and respond.  In that case I enjoy what you have to say unless you are the guy who keeps trying to sell me Viagra.  If you have a blog and there are not 100 comments I might give you some encouragement.

As for reading all those comments, I will put it on my list and get to it when I have the time.

homo unius libri


  1. I sometimes want to comment on a blog but don't, because I don't wish to read 25 other comments to see if I'm just repeating what's already been said.

  2. I have sometimes wondered how many different blogs you read every day. It seems like everywhere I go, you have been.

    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.