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.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Opus 2023-199: The Power of Dreams

All these socialists who want central power and wisdom to direct every area of our lives see themselves sitting on the committees and behind the power desks.  They see themselves telling us we need to take the bus, ride bicycles and walk while they travel in chauffeured limousines and fly in private jets.  After all, they need to be sharp to make the right decisions and they do know what is best for us.

I am reminded of the countless junior high boys who felt they did not need an education because they were going to be the next Michael Jordan or Shak.  It didn’t do any good to point out the total number of professional basketball players was smaller than the number of future Jordan’s that dreamed just in our school district.  The modern socialists have as much chance of being behind that desk as the ignorant little boy who is too lazy to practice has of being in the NBA playoffs.

But they keep hoping.  That is why they continually say, “That wasn’t real socialism.”  What they mean is, “I was not in charge.”  When you are in charge of the police state then you are free to consider it a success.  Anyone who disagrees with you gets a ticket to the gulag or a chance to be a target at the CRT shooting gallery.  

It reminds me of my granddaughter when she gets in one of those moods.  They come more regularly as her vocabulary grows.  She sets out to tell the adults in the room just what should be done and how it is to be done.  It was kind of cute the first time but we recognized that it was an attitude that needed to be nipped in the bud or we would have an ex-Twitter employee on our hands one day.  That won’t work because we don’t have a basement for them to live in and I am not known for my compassion.

I think the best solution is that brilliant suggestion I have seen in memes.  Socialist dreamers should be given a one-way ticket to the socialist paradise of their choice.  Give them a few candy bars to tide them over but search carefully to make sure they don’t have one of your credit cards or any traveler’s checks hidden away.  They will be welcome back when they have saved up enough for the ticket, first and last month’s rent and food until their first pay check.

I would be glad to drive them to the airport.

homo unius libri

homo unius libri

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