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, October 30, 2021

Opus 2021-305: Headlines: More than a Picasso

I keep seeing the headline that Hunter Biden’s paintings sell for more than some works of Picasso.  My basic response is, “So what?”  I do think that there should be some investigation about laundering bribes but other than that, who cares.  Everywhere I look I see people wasting money.  Some are so well supplied that they are still able to pay the mortgage.  Others run into a wall.  That is because of their choices.  I still wonder if a Rolex is supposed to make the day shorter or longer.  There must be some reason for the cost.

Keep in mind that I am not an art critic.  Well, I am, but not in a formal sense.  I have always wondered why Picasso’s work was supposed to be so marvelous.  I wonder that about a lot of famous artists and writers.  I think it is an in-joke where the elites are trying to lord it over their subjects by their superior taste in all things.  It reminds me of a joke we used to tell about a polar bear on a chunk of ice yelling, “Radio.”  The point of the “joke” was that there was no point and you kept track of who laughed like it was funny.

I must also confess I have not spent a lot of time looking at the works of Hunter Biden.  Nor have I carefully studied the works of Picasso.  My taste runs more to Remington.  I do have a link to a site that has Monet’s works and find him interesting but I have better things to do with my time.  Neither man’s work rates a second look in my opinion.

Some would say the same about my opinions.  I would be glad to give you one for $100,000.

homo unius libri

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