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, November 30, 2023

Opus 2023-296: Dark Thoughts: Chain Reactions

God is still the Prime Mover.  Secular scientists get all choked up with rage when anyone suggests that there is a God and He ever did anything.  It is one of the problems that held up the acceptance of the Big Bang Theory.  It is pushed now in the hopes that people will not look back and see the resistance.  The big problem with the secular view of the origin of the universe is that they have no way to explain the beginning.  What they have come up with corresponds very will with Genesis 1:1.

Why my thoughts in the dark of the morning took me was that the Big Bang was not a one time event.  Each human life is another example of the Big Bang.  Sorry, I could not get around that pun.  Every conception is a totally unique event.  In the case of identical twins the divergence starts almost immediately.  When you consider the wonderful complexity of the human genome it becomes clear that each human is a creation in their own right.

Each person is a unique individual with incredible potential.  We tend to forget that.  It used to be assumed.  With the emergence of the philosophy behind things like Critical Race Theory that uniqueness is overwhelmed by identity politics.  Characteristics chosen by the elect as important become more important than anything original about you.  You are just a cell in your particular woke caricature.  You are a cipher of the state.  You are just a part of the primordial ooze.

We need to get back to celebrating individuals and their contributions.  We need a society that develops that.  America came close.  Socialism wants to destroy it.  The American dream and the liberty outlined in the Bill of Rights are a recipe for each of us being more than just another bump on the road of life.

Believe it and live it.

homo unius libri


  1. Hello Pumice...I'm curious to know if you're planning to watch the Newsom /DeSantis debate tonight on Hannity/FoxNews. Since you were a Cali resident for some time, I would be interested to hear your ideas and summary on your blog. Hope all is well with you! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  2. Lynn (or Lynney),

    Blogger makes it difficult to just answer you so I will go the anonymous route. I did not watch the debate. I never really planned on it. It has been so long since I have watched TV that I am not sure how to access some of this stuff. It would not influence me much anyway.

    Newsome is not to be described on a G rated blog. The man is walking evil. As for DeSantis, in spite of my wife labeling him as a "Bushy" I feel good about him as a possible future candidate. I think he has done a good job in Florida and might be a great president, but that is for the future. I am convinced the Trump, in spite of his mean tweets, is the best choice to try to lead this country out of the morass the elites have pushed us into.

    In the end the only hope for the US and the world is for the church to get off its precious memories, get serious about being righteous and pray for revival. That would make it all work.

    Grace and peace,

    Merry Christmas.



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