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.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Opus 2023-291: In Praise of Snake Oil

Recently I had a friend from long ago die.  I never heard the reason.  He was the same age as I am.  He is gone and I am still cooking.  Was it fair?  No.  He was the kind of guy who was always lean and trim.  In his sixties I would not have been surprised if he hiked the John Muir trail in his underwear, in winter.  I, on the other hand, consider taking the stairs instead of the elevator to the second floor a feat deserving lavish praise.

Have you experience this kind of thing?  Whenever I hear that someone has died out of sync, I want to ask THE question:  Did they take the vaccine?  Recently a guy older than me died.  He had a double lung transplant five years ago.  His kidneys were going bad.  Even there I wanted to ask THE question because it was his heart that failed.

The covid foolishness has destroyed my confidence in the medical profession.  If I as a layman could look at the available data and see that this “super virus” was no more dangerous than the seasonal flu, why didn’t the professionals who know how to read the research know this?  I will give them the benefit of the doubt for the first two months but when the evidence of the two cruise ships quarantined in Tokyo harbor came in, it became obvious that they had abandoned their pledge to first, do no harm.  They administered a vaccine that did little for those sick and caused unmeasured damage to the healthy.  It seems like daily we hear of a tragedy involving infants having heart attacks and prime athletes collapsing.  It is not natural.  It is a genuine conspiracy.  

I think back to the vaccines I took through my childhood.  It was a small number compared to what is being pushed today, but seeing how the pharmaceutical industry has sold out the human race in the quest of obscene profits has made me think again.  I have not had a shot since my new born was exposed to hepatitis.  I have never understood why people flock to get flu shots every year.  Still, I thought there was some reason for all this.  Now I am not so sure.

The more I learn about the people who are in charge of the nations health, the more I am willing to take my snake oil remedies, my daughter makes an elderberry elixir, and the simple hand of Providence.  More and more I simply assume God will take me when He is ready and no doctor can keep alive if He decides my time has come.

I can live with that.

homo unius libri

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