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.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Opus 2022-257: Mind Magic

My mind becomes like the Magic Eight Ball, things just emerge out of the murk.  Do you remember the toy?  You would ask it a question and turn it over.  After a few moments an answer would appear through the window in the bottom.  It got some laughs.

Were they really random?  (Play spooky music here)  Was this really a modern version of the Ouija board?  Some people felt that the Ouija was actually occupied by demons and if you threw one in the fire they would scream.  I tried it and got no screams but that could have just been because they were away on vacation.  

In the Magic Eight Ball is the suspension making choices?  What if we had one that changed the colors of the answers to indicate veracity.

All of which is another tangent.  I have ideas that seem to emerge from the murk just like the toy.  How much attention should we give to those thoughts that emerge unsummoned?  I know that if my mind didn’t go on weird tangents I would have a lot less to write about.  I would also have much shorter lists of ideas.  Maybe that would be a good thing.

The mind is a real mystery.  It makes connections.  Sometimes they make sense sometimes they don’t.

I don’t need the hearty “Amens”.

homo unius libri

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