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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Opus 2022-228: Headlines: Monkeypox Manipulation

I saw an interesting bit of click bait at Instapundit.  It seemed to maintain that the new celebrity pandemic on the block, monkeypox, can be treated by the same vaccine that is used for smallpox.

Have you heard that anywhere?  I haven’t.  All I have heard are attempts to resurrect the panic generated by the Covid manipulation.  The fact that it can already be treated doesn’t seem to get much press.

But there is still a problem.  According to the article, which seems to come from the N.Y. Times, we don’t have the 20 million doses that we had ten years ago.  We are now down to 2,400.  Of course, coming from the Times the accuracy is doubtful.

So maybe we should panic.  According to the article the science community has known about monkeypox since 1958.  Now it is a problem that should not be a problem.  Like smallpox, it can be treated.  Unlike smallpox it does not seem to be spread by casual contact.  Maybe we have another disease that will develop a civil right.

Trust the science but only when it is science.

homo unius libri


  1. Hello Pumice...Being a 78 yr. old lady, with one RCA stent, I took the 2 Moderna vax's way back in early 2021...then in Feb. 2022 I got Covid...mostly felt like a bad case of the you know I'm a retired RN of 40+ yrs. so I came thru that fine. Then during my recovery I began getting sudden strange rashes on the top of my feet, scabby ichy...I applied OTC creams, viral types, cortizone types..well, here we are in August and finally the foot rashes are beginning to disappear..but, 7 mo. after the disease, I have the very same rash on the back of my right, I'm treating it the same....but I keep wondering if these rashes are from the "disease" or from the "vaccines"??? Will add, I still have no sense of taste yet, but sense of smell has returned. Question for me is : which thing caused this reaction? Needless to say, I have never taken any boosters!! I'm done with taking any "Govt recommended vax"!! Have researched a lot about these occurrences but found no conclusive answers as yet.....a lifelong question, I guess.........

    1. Your experience is very common. Of course it could be coincidence but the coincidences are a bit two common. I once heard a believer say that it was amazing how often coincidences happen when God is in charge. I guess the comment could go the same way about the works of Satan. He is a persistent cuss.

      The good news is you had the common sense to stop after the first dose. The bad news is you took the first dose. At least you are not like those young athletes who are dropping dead all over the place.


      Grace and peace


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