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, October 19, 2023

Opus 2023-255: The Misfit that Wasn’t

Something I was reading mentioned a book called The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez in a positive way.  One of the ways I find things to read is by following the suggestions of others that I find stimulating.  I could not find the book in print in any of the local libraries but I did find one that had it available on line.  

The library had a brief summary of the book.  Here it is for you enlightenment.

“The real Malo loves rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo (hold the cilantro, please). And when she assembles a group of like-minded misfits at school and starts a band, Malo finally begins to feel at home. She'll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself!’
After reading that I decided it was not something that could hold my interest.  There were too many stereotypes in the blurb.  This Malo has friends who are called “like-minded misfits”.  I am not sure what schools this author has ever been in but the description of the things this Malo likes are pretty mainline.  I had to look up Soyrizo.  It is a sausage made with soy instead of meat.  That is the only thing in the description which would not fit in any school I went to.

I am afraid that the story would be a bit too woke for me.  I can tell you without trying that the group she puts together is made up of a rainbow flag of victim categories.  It is a trend that makes it almost impossible to find a book worth reading any more.

I will keep looking.

homo unius libri

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