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 16, 2023

Opus 2023-252: Links

In doing some research on the word “abomination” (8441) I came across a statement on one of the 19th century resources that claimed the ancient Egyptians considered the cow to be the “most sacred animal” and they would not eat it.

In modern times we have the Hindus of India that have a very similar belief.  It is the source of our expression “sacred cow.”  This made me wonder if there is some ancient connection between Egypt and India.  The origins of Hinduism are lost in time.  Could it be that at least part of their belief system came to them from Egypt?

There are other possibilities.  It could be that cows are sacred and we in the Christian tradition don’t know it.  It could also be that the people seeing these “parallels” are the same types of scholars, desperate to be published, who come up with all kinds of ridiculous links.  You hear them in regard to the laws of Israel.  You hear them comparing Mithra with Jesus.  

Any way you look at it there will be a lot of people surprised the moment after they die.  Of course, I don’t believe it will be me.

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