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.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Opus 2022-280: Headlines: Numbers? What Numbers?

Lew Rockwell runs a libertarian site that publishes a variety of articles from the libertarian perspective.  You might check it out to see some different views on issues.  I don’t read everything.  I don’t even come close, but I check it out periodically.  

Recently I saw a headline that got my attention.  It referenced an article suggesting that 20 million people have died so far from the vaccine from Hell that is supposed to protect us from the monster virus.  It is worth a read.  These kind of estimates need to be read with a skeptical but open mind.  The number does not include a large number of categories that should also be tied to the total.

Several things I find disturbing about the reports I keep seeing.  First is the aggregate of deaths and serious physical destruction that seems to be strangely linked to people taking the cure.  Every day I see a new headline about some young, fit person dropping dead or collapsing.   Second, the authorities, be they government, media or your next door neighbor keep lying about what we can see with our own eyes.  They think up new conditions.  By now you have heard of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome and you are aware that children can have strokes.  Third, when they are not lying about the situation the powers that be are ignoring it.

Most of what we as citizens can know is anecdotal.  The pastor at our church remarked on how unusual it was for two people in a small group to come down with the same unusual cancer.  He did not mention the vaccine but I could almost guarantee that both had taken the jab.  Coincidence or cause?  Always keep in mind that correlation does not mean causation.  

Until we can get facts and accurate reports the best thing we can each do is what we feel right about.  For me that is based on a trust in God and His providential provision of an active immune system, super-enhanced by years of teaching middle school and being around two grandchildren.  Add to that all the things your mother should have taught you about washing your hands, flushing and covering your mouth and you are a long way toward being worry free.

But that is up to you.  If you feel that a CDC approved shot is the answer then go for it.  Please make sure it is a reasoned choice and not knee jerk fear.

homo unius libri


  1. I mean, who ya gonna believe, your lyin' eyes or the gummint?

  2. Are you trying to tell me that when I watched The Wizard of Oz I was supposed to notice there was a man behind the curtain?


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