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, March 24, 2022

Opus 2022-103: Who Wagged the Dog?

I keep getting the question, “What do you think about the Ukraine situation?”

I guess the best response I could give is that anything I say needs to be considered Fake News.

Really.  I am not sure that we can know anything about the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.  Having seen the movie “Wag the Dog” I am not even sure there is a conflict going on.  I would say that we obviously can’t trust the left or the MSM but since they seem to be on both sides of the issue that causes a problem.  Is Putin suddenly a good guy trying to bring down the Deep State or is he trying to position himself in charge of the One World Government?  Is Zelenskyy the hero of the hour or a Fascist thug?  

I used to have what I could call The CTA Standard.  When we had an election I would wait with anticipation the recommendations of the California Teachers’ Association.  I would then vote exactly opposite of their choices.  It worked well.  If we use that standard here we find that George Soros, Mitt Romney and assorted others are backing Zelenskyy.  But then we have Iran and China making deals with Russia.  Life is hard.

Two things are definite.  Wait.  Pray.  When it comes down to it we as individuals are lacking in influence beyond spitting distance.  Look to the principles we live by and act on them.  That will mean voting for the people who are closest to non-crooked.  It will mean speaking up for what is right when no one else will stand and speaking even louder if someone else has stuck their neck out for righteousness.

Blessings.  See you down the road.

homo unius libri


  1. Great post! I'm thinking much like you. I take no sides in this mess...I wait, watch and read, and pray..when my gut instinct says "caution"..I far, that instinct has not let me down.

    1. The key word you used is "thinking". It would be nice if we had a pill that would wake up this ability in the masses.

      Grace and peace


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