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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Opus 2024-070: More than Nuts and Berries

Hunter gatherers did not subdue and rule.

I’m looking at the creation account, and how God created all animal life and plant life, and then, as His final innovation, made man in His image.  He told man to subdue the world.  He did not allow for a lifestyle of hunting and gathering, because that does not subdue.  It is harvesting without planting.  It is reaping without sowing.  It is totally dependent on the whims of nature.

That was not what God had in mind even if it conforms to the expectations of the Gaia worshipers.

Agriculture would be the first step in subduing nature.  It would be a battle from day one.  As man learned, he worked out things like fertilizer and rotating crops.  He developed ways to deal with the bugs.  We still have the weather defying us and that may be beyond our reach.  It is possible that the weather must simply be gambled on and as long as we come out on top and get enough to eat we can consider ourselves winners.

Living on government largess is more the role of a hunter gatherer.  It is not the way in which you rise to dominion.  It is the way of the slave.  God did not call us to be slaves.

When you start to plow make sure that you don’t let your sword get rusty or your bow, waterlogged.

homo unius libri

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