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.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Opus 2021-304: Celebrate Real Diversity

We will never know how many lives have been trashed because educators have convinced everyone that they need to go to college.

I wonder how many men are sitting on welfare or working dead end jobs because they were convinced that they had no worth if they did not have at least a BA.  I don’t know if it applies to women the same way.  Women may have been robbed of joy by being told they needed a career instead of children.

There are people who get joy out of the work of their hands.  I think of one man I know who sneaks off to the garage to work on mechanical things every chance he gets.  He has some college, I keep forgetting how much.  He is intelligent and well informed on the issues of the day.  He goes into almost depression when forced to work in an office.  He is a hands guy.

There are those of us who get no joy from such.  I am not good with my hands.  No matter how hard I tried when I was working construction, I could not cut a board straight and the length came out wrong.  It wasn’t a refusal to measure twice and cut once.  It was a matter of measuring numerous times and still cutting wrong.  I am not sure if I am not good with my hands because I don’t like that kind of work or I don’t like that kind of work because I am not good with my hands.

I can get things done.  I have crawled through the attic to install support for a new ceiling fan to replace the light fixture.  I have removed a pocked door and installed a frame and swinging door.  I have rewired lamps.  I have repaired busted copper pipes.  I could make a list but it would prove nothing.  It takes me much longer than any body I know, numerous trips to the hardware store and no satisfaction at the end.

Think about differences.  Have you ever met someone who loves working outside in the heat?  To me they are crazy and they return the sentiment.  They can’t understand the appeal of getting something done at a desk.

We need to move our thinking back to the original concept of America that all men are created equal.  That means that the farmer is just as noble as the lawyer, the carpenter is just as important as the clergyman.  The nobility is in the work, not the degree on the wall.  Encourage your descendants to pursue the trades and crafts if that is their joy.

homo unius libri


  1. Good advice in any age (and any place where you are free to choose.)

    1. Those places are getting more rare by the day.

      Grace and peace


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