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.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Opus 2021-112: On the Street: Masks and Modification

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, was the day that the government overreach on masks was to be ended in Texas.  My wife, who had hip surgery a week ago, was going well enough for me to go out and run a few errands.  One of the things I wanted to check out was the mask mandate and how people were responding.

The short answer was, they aren’t.

It was kind of depressing.  I went to the public library and the grocery store.  In both places the signs mandating masks had been removed.  In both places I was the only person I could see that did not have a mask on.  No one made an issue of my bare face but they continued to walk around with the shroud of fear in their posture.  

It would seem that the conditioning has been successful.  The masses are not rebelling.  They are complying.  Even when they don’t have to.


homo unius libri


  1. The plan worked. A young Walmart employee reminded me today that masks are REQUIRED here. I suggested that she tell someone who cares.

    1. I understand why many people have no choice but to shop at Walmart. I almost had to go the other day when people had bought all the salt for water softeners to put on their driveways but I found some at Lowes.

      I keep waiting for the new Sam Walton to emerge from the woodwork and give the heirs of the original a run for our money.

      Grace and peace.


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