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, September 29, 2023

Opus 2023-234: Power or Nonsense

I don’t hear it as much as I used to but the concept is still out there of speaking truth to power.  I had a hard time figuring out what it meant because usually it was some ignorant excuse for a speaker making ridiculous statements from a protected status.  Remember how they used to call George Bush “Hitler”.  If he had been half Hitler they would have been dead meat and they knew it.  

I finally realized that the classic example of speaking truth to power was found in “The Emperor’s New Clothes” when the child asked in a loud voice why the king was naked.  

As my mind was running down one of its gullies I had a thought.  We don’t need to speak truth to power, we need to speak truth to nonsense.  We all know we are surrounded by nonsense.  Who with the IQ of a rotten tomato thinks that it is fair for males to compete in women’s sports?  How many genders are there?  If you answer anything other than “two” then I am afraid you are not even ready for beginners Candyland.  

We are surrounded by nonsense.  You know it.  I know you know it.  You know I know you know it, etc.  We still have a chance to speak up without being arrested.  I can’t guarantee how long that will be true.  If you are in California it is already too late.

So pray.  Speak up.  Let your voice be heard.

homo unius libri

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