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.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Opus 2022-189: The Problem with Bedrooms, part 2 of 4

After theological and logical problems with the unfettered bedroom comes the social reality of moral license.  

A society that rejects the standards of God as the expectation of behavior begins to morph into a gross pagan culture.  Most Americans have no idea how bad it can get.  As paganism spreads through our culture and the church starts to be polluted with its thinking we are seeing the beginnings.  If you want a feel for where society will go when you remove Christian values then go on a little trip to San Francisco.  Drug addicts litter the sidewalks.  Cars are routinely broken into.  Thugs walk into stores and take what they want knowing there will be no penalty.  

Think of cultures that are painted as advanced.  How about the ancient Chinese.  They were very sophisticated.  They were stable.  They honored education.  Then consider that their idea of education was memorizing the works of Confucius and using that education to do little beside putting a complex bureaucratic structure in place.  Women of the lower classes were considered equal with their husbands who were considered cattle to work for the overlords.  Women of the upper classes were porcelain dolls with heavy make-up and bound feet.  Welcome to an advanced pagan culture.

Or consider Islam.  Much is made of the Golden Age of Islam.  They had universities.  They also had sharia law and the main topic of study in the universities was the Koran.  Again you see that women are there to be used and slavery is embraced.  Minority religions have a choice of oppressive taxes, limited opportunities, dress codes and inferior status.  Of course they can also convert.  They can also choose death.

To be continued...

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