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, July 15, 2022

Opus 2022-202: Irritations and Heirs

Life used to be full of daily checks and irritations.  You used to need to check your oil daily, prime the pump in the kitchen, check your boots for critters, pick the seeds out of your watermelon, and many regional specialties such as checking for ticks.  If you go back far enough you get to hitching up the team and chopping firewoord.  Modern conveniences have done away with many of those.

Today we have new irritations.  Many of them can be blamed on Microsoft and Apple.  I cannot figure out how I can keep Microsoft from trying to get me to use Bing.  I am weary of both companies constantly demanding to update devices.  Then you have click bait.  Until you become hardened you will click on a link actually thinking you are going to an article about a coming tax increase only to find it takes you to an offer of Russian brides.  Then there are the news aggregators that take you to an article that wants you to click again to actually read it.  And then you have the pay walls.

As Robert Heinlein once said, TANSTAAFL, There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch for the uninitiated.  I don’t know if he said it first, but it was said.  Every day is an adventure.  Just remind yourself that the good old days weren’t and you will be half way to getting the easy open jar in that condition.

homo unius libri

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