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, May 17, 2021

Opus 2021-176: Immortal Quotes: Jellyfish and Inner Tubes

A new site I have been visiting is called Mad Dogs Lair.  He throws out some interesting ideas, many of which are copied from other sources and he links those sources.  That is well and good but when I come across a quote I like, I want to know where it comes from.  I can get it but it requires several clicks and I am a lazy clicker.

In a recent post he referenced H.L. Mencken.  That is a name I have heard and I have read quotes from him before.  I clicked on the link.  That took me to a second site called American Digest which had the longer quote but still not a solid reference.  So I clicked on its link.

Finally I got to a primary source.  It was complete and well documented.  What was the line that got me going?  After describing why candidates of value have little chance Mencken threw in this,

“This leaves the field to the intellectual jellyfish and inner tubes.”
What a great line to describe our current Washington cabal.  

homo unius libri

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