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.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Opus 2021-279: Book Review: The Communist Manifesto, part 1of 9: Educate Yourself

One positive results of all the panic and government tyranny of the last year has been my education.  Because I refused to wear a mask in the library I was forced to go to my shelves and storage boxes.  I have a lot of good stuff that I was going to get to one day, which has arrived.  I have also been making use of Project Gutenberg.  If you have never used it, you can download from a vast library of books that are out of copyright.  I download in Kindle format but you can do it in simple text if that works for you.  It is free and an awesome resource.

One of the books I had never thought to read was the Communist Manifesto.  As I have been watching the antics and philosophy of the Progregressives* I kept hearing that they were pushing Communism.  So I said to myself, “Self, you ought to go to the source.”  Since I am a skeptic of both sides I decided to read the primary source on Communism.  It was an easy read.  Marx wrote well in this book.  Evidently it was originally published in several languages, including English.  That means no one can blame the translator.  It was also much shorter than I expected.  I read it in one day.  I am going to add it to my list of books that everyone should read.

I will try to share with you some of the words of Marx, from the horses mouth.  I found myself wanting to go into a lot more than I covered.  We all have limits to what we can take.  I have started reading Das Kapital but the first chapter seems so full of well written nonsense that I am not sure I can justify finishing it, but that is a topic for another series.

*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, BLM, MSM, Deep State, etc.  Synonym for swamp dwellers)

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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.