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.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Opus 2021-082: Liberal Thought

Julian taught me to think.  He did it by disagreeing with everything I said.  It didn’t matter what it was, he would take the other side and argue me into the ground.  It was great fun.  He didn’t do it with the equivalent of “Orange Man bad”.  He did it with logic and facts.  I miss those days.

Julian was an unregenerated liberal.  He remained that until the day he died, young, with MS.  He did not see the inconsistency of having an illegal as a housemaid in his big home on the side of the hill while he pleaded for the poor.  But then, he was a liberal.  I said he used logic and facts.  His logic was not good and his facts were wrong.  That didn’t stop him.  We had some great times.

We walked to school together before we got our drivers’ licenses.  It was about two miles and that gave us plenty of time to wear each other down.  He went on to Berkeley.  I ended up at a private Christian college.  One reason I miss those days is that I knew a liberal with a brain.  They are few and far between.  In time the liberalism overwhelms the brain and they become enemies to society.  

Oh, did I mention that he became a reporter?  I am not sure which came first, the job or the loss of integrity.  I am sure he would be glad to hear he helped me learn to think but would feel like a failure because I never toed his party line.

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.