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.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Opus 2021-188: The Return of the King

We tried the American Revolution and it worked for over 200 years.  We are at the end of that experiment.  Is it now time to try the French or Russian Revolution on for size?

We are probably headed for one of those, but I don’t think we will like the results.  The French and Russians certainly didn’t.  The American Revolution differed from the others in the basic foundation that the God of the Bible was someone to listen to.  I would not claim that all of the Founders were devout, Bible believing Christians.  We can’t even claim that for church members today.  What they had was an acceptance of the basic principles and values expressed in the Bible.  Thus they may have committed adultery but would have admitted that it was wrong.  That common foundation is what made it possible for them to sign on to a statement like, “all men are created equal” without thinking that meant only males or that it claimed everyone was equal.  They knew better.  They also believed there was such a thing as right and another set of actions which were wrong.  Neither one changed.

The French and Russian revolutions rejected the idea of God.  Their ideas about right and wrong were the same that our Proregressive* betters claim today.  They were flexible and applied with the personal touch.  That is why they can yell “Racist” and at the same time push segregation based on race.  They have always been around but now we have reached a point where the majority of Americans are listening to the Progressive* substitutes instead of God.

Are there enough people who believe in unchanging truth?  Will society be able to hold together?  Civilizations don’t fall apart because they are conquered from without.  Sure, the barbarians arrive with their muscles, sword and now AK-47's.  But the reason they triumph is because the lack of what my father used to call “intestinal fortitude”.  I thought he made it up but it turns out that the internet has heard of it.  Pick you culture.  It may have been invaded but unless the moral backbone of the culture was rotten, the invaders were repulsed.  

The alternative is one that we are not used to.  It takes the form of monarchy.  That monarchy may be the old fashioned type or it may be a new version where the king is called “Premier” or “President for Life”.  But as they say about a rose, a dictator by any other name, be it oh so sweet, is still a dictator.  Numerous Founding Fathers stated that our republic could only survive if the people were religious and moral.  We have largely abandoned both.

Time for the next chapter?

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.