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.

Friday, March 29, 2024

Opus 2024-059: The Food Chain

In the first chapter of Genesis, God gives the plants for us to eat, and the animals for us to rule over, but he does not present the world itself to us as a possession. He gives it to us to manage.  Perhaps a rental or a lease agreement might be more in your line of thinking.

There is a clear hierarchy.  People are to be at the top.  Everything else exists to provide for our needs.  You might be compelled to die for your pet in a moment of temporary insanity.  There is a reason why your dog would be willing to die for you, again and again.  They recognize the pecking order even if humans don’t.

My theory is that Adam and Eve were vegetarians.  That changed with Noah.  God changed the ground rules.

(Gen 9:3 KJV)  Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Notice that the herbs were “even as.”  That is before.  Now meat is on the menu.

This is just one of the areas that genuine Christianity is at odds with our contemporary culture.  We are not here to serve Gaia.  Gaia is here to serve us.

homo unius libri

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