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 22, 2022

Opus 2022-212: Cultural Shortcuts

I enjoy memes and associated humor.  I have a problem at times because I have drifted so far out of the mainstream that I don’t know who some of the people are in the cartoons and I don’t get some of the contemporary cultural references.  I don’t spend too much time trying to figure out some of them.  My sense of humor also makes allowance for the possibility that there is no real joke except on me for looking for one.  

The internet is loaded with acronyms.  Sometimes I make up my own.  Recently I suggested MRB (Male Refrigerator Blindness) but don’t really expect them to catch on.  For some reason I learned that YOLO stands for “you only live once.”  We all know LOL.  My favorite it TL;DR which stands for “too long; didn’t read.”

This hit me when I was humming Sonny Salisbury’s song, “I’ve Got Something to Sing About” when I came to the line “every song that you hear on KFWB”.  What does that mean?  Unless you were raised in Southern California in the 60's I don’t think you would have any idea.  At that time it was one of the two or three pop music stations.  It later went to all news.  I am not sure if it is around any more.

Enjoy your own personal cultural memories.  Try to understand the one’s others use.  You might even try to use age old classics that come from the Bible and Shakespeare when you are around the younger generation.  If you can’t educate them you might at least humble them.

homo unius libri

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Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.