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, August 5, 2021

Opus 2021-241: Political Palette

Since it is hard to define a conservative and no one wants to admit they are a liberal we seem to have begun to talk about blue states and red states.  There are a lot of differences.  It might be better to talk about cities and country since even a state like California would be red if it were not for the big cities.  Texas is red in spite of its big cities.  So let the colors be the marker.

If I had to pick out a difference between a red and a blue it would come down to control.  One wants to be left alone, the other wants to get everyone up to their level of superiority.  This must be done by force if the reds don’t comply willingly.

Reds generally want to be left alone.  That is much of their definition of liberty.  The specific areas that they are concerned about are summarized in the Bill of Rights.  They are quite content to live their lives without anyone making up a bunch of rules about everything they think of.  They tend to accept that their situation is a result of their actions, or at least wish the blues would leave them alone so it could be that way.

Blues, on the other hand, need to be in control.  I would call them busybodies who know what is best for everyone.  They tend to think that their values and opinions are best for the lest privileged.  They can’t understand why the reds don’t see what is so obvious.  What is even more insidious is there desire to control the way reds think.  That is where we get such nonsense as hate crimes.  If a person is murdered it would seem to me hate could be involved.  It doesn’t make the person any more dead to label it a hate crime.  Not only do they want reds to act like blue but to think like blues too.

You have all heard the line, “Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.”  Believe it.  They are out to get you.  They are like a bossy little sister and the stereotype Jewish mother combined.  It may be that the only solution is separation.  Let them try to straighten each other out.

homo unius libri

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