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, July 31, 2021

Opus 2021-233: A Business Opportunity

In spy novels they will occasionally have a team come in and sweep a room for bugs.  Or you may have read the scenario where they go in the bathroom, turn on all the water and whisper their secrets.  In science fiction they will have little devices that project a screen around them that nothing can penetrate.  Security.  We don’t have it any more.

In case you have been living in a cave you need to know that if you brought your cell phone with you then Uncle Sugar can still hear every breath you take.  The devices are everywhere.  I remember when it was a big shocker to the general population to find out that their smart TV had a microphone in it.  It would have been a bigger shocker if anyone was paying attention.  They keep buying the TV’s.  At this point I doubt if you can get a TV that doesn’t have the technology to watch you change your underwear and listen to you yell at your dog.  Take a moment and look around.  I see my lap top, my cell phone, a stereo system, clock radio and an I-pad.  Those should be obvious.  What you don’t think about are the light fixtures, lamps, plugs in the walls and I even notice my guitar tuners.  And keep in mind that just about every square foot of any city has multiple cameras focused on it.

Not that I have anything to hide.  I am not sure that I do anything worthy of the attention of the police state and the identity thieves of the world.  At this time in my life it is the principle of the thing.  The day may come when it is more but that is for another day.

The government and big business spend a lot of money on security.  It may be time to start a company that will do this for common folk.  Maybe they are already out there, but it seems to me that it would be enlightening for a team to come into a private home and identify all the live microphones and cameras that the owners are not aware of.  Enlightening?  It might be terrifying.  What if your wife has paid someone to find out what you are mumbling about all the time?

homo unius libri


  1. I have had this discussion with my student helpers at the College where I work. Its not so much about the security as everyone seems to take it for granted that their "information is being harvested," but rather how to manipulate that information. I just don't think care until they get in trouble for saying the wrong thing. Then it is total shock.

    1. I wonder if there is a magic age where you begin to realize that what happens today has long term consequences. I was watching a blurb from Bill Maher and he was actually admitting that the cancel culture was a bad thing. Too bad he is still a card carrying liberal.

      Grace and peace


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