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.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Opus 2021-314: Declaration of Independents

I can suggest three types of people who register as Independents.  I am sure there are more but three is a good number.

One type has left the Republican party because they want perfection.  That would rule out re-registering as a Democrat.  Lets face it, the Republican party on paper, in their platform, is vastly superior to the Proregressives*.  That is in the platform.  In the flesh and on other papers, such as legislation, they leave a lot to be desired.  I accept that as reality.  As an example think of the genre of Republican represented by Mitt Romney, George Bush II and the late John McCain.  At one point they seemed to have some principles but they disappeared as we got to know them better.  If I leave the Republican party I will fit most into this category.  The main reason I don’t is I never earned my Pollyanna Badge in Boy Scouts and because I can still have a voice in primary elections.

On the inverse are the ones who left the Democrat party because they don’t want people to know they are really a part of it.  They are closet Democrats.  You find these inhabiting areas that have a lot of people who have conservative values but are not paying a lot of attention.  In politicians this would include Bernie Sanders of all people.  The reason he doesn’t want to be identified as a Democrat is that he is really a Communist and doesn’t want to alienate his base.  In private life it is a way of sounding like you are on the side of the angels while working for the forces of evil.  

The third group are the ones who want to stand back and look down on the bickering masses.  Often they don’t have a clue to what is going on.  They just don’t want to dirty their hands with “politics” and “partisanship.”  Often they don’t want to face up to the consequences of their nobility.  In the church these are the people who keep attending and paying their tithe even when the church has abandoned the gospel.  They would make nice neighbors because they would never play their music too loud but don’t expect them to step up if Antifa shows up at your door.

We live in times when people need to stand up and be counted.  Keep in mind that most of the time in life we have to pick the least rotten apple out of the barrel.

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