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.

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Opus 2024-007: Killer Splinters

People die from splinters.  Splinters kill.

I assume we have all had them.  When I was a child and got a little, tiny piece of wood under my skin my mother would be forced to remove it in the face of my squirming and screaming at the torture.  Now if I get one I usually dig it out myself, or if it is too awkward, I have someone else do it with no drama.  Maturity does wonders.  

Still, people do die from splinters.

We are all different.  We respond differently.  Our hygiene and immune systems are different.  The probability of infection is a big issue.  There are so many weird bugs out there.  They all seem to be out to live off of us even if it kills us in the process.  What do we do?

Should we mandate a national program to prevent splinters?  We could have inspectors going around looking for objects that might make a hole in us.  We could have subsidies for varnishes and paints to cover over dangerous surfaces.  We could require a daily inspection in elementary school to make sure that the innocent children are not at risk.  Maybe home visits to insure that parents are keeping the home environment safe.  Perhaps we could require the purchase of splinter insurance by anyone wishing to leave their home.

Or maybe we could just learn to remove them and wash the wound.  It is something called personal responsibility.  Sorry, I know those are obscene words in some circles.

Be alert.  The world is out to get you.  Don’t give it any help.

homo unius libri

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