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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, June 21, 2024

Opus 2024-161: Big Brother Weather

We have just gone through another time of panic and anxiety caused by your friendly neighborhood weatherman.  I don’t watch the weather on TV.  I check it on my phone and my iPad on occasion but mainly so that I judge if it’s cool enough to sit on the front porch in the morning for worship.  Beyond that, I feel that if I stick my head out and there’s water coming down on my face, it’s raining.  If my hair gets tostled, I assume it’s windy.  If the ground is covered with white powder, I assume that it’s snowing.  I really don’t need to know that the next hurricane is coming to kill me and that it’s unsafe to drive on the roads because I will get washed away.

My wife on the other hand, feels that if the weatherman says stay in and batten down the hatches, then you stay in and batten down the hatches.  She feels that he is a guru.  I can live with that, but she seems to think that she has to protect me from all of the hostility of nature.  It gets quite emotional sometimes.  Yesterday she was telling me that if I got washed away, she would not come and pick me up.

All of this would be good fun except that I feel that it’s part of the mysterious world of indoctrination going on.  We are being taught that we need the government to keep us safe so listen carefully to their directions.  We need the policeman to protect us, so sell your guns and dial 911.  Who would ever think that that smiling young man or attractive young woman on the screen would be trying to do anything but help us and keep us safe.  I’m sure that on their better days they think that’s what they’re doing.  In reality it is an indoctrination program, trying to get us to feel that the government really wants to help us.

If my memory is still working, Ronald Reagan said something to the effect, “The 9 most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’.” You need to doubt that.  You need to not talk to the alphabet agency that comes to your front door.  You need to take everything the weatherman tells you with a grain of salt and with gross skepticism.  If you are warned about tornadoes, that’s very helpful, as long as you happen to be that one person in 320 million who is at the spot where the tornado turns toward the ground.  There is no way that you can forecast when or if a tornado will hit, and yet, my wife often has me sitting in the inner rooms of the house or rather, she tries to have me doing that.  The weatherman can tell you if there is a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico.  He cannot tell you if that will flood the street around the corner.

So live in liberty and freedom.  Be responsible for your own decisions.  Don’t make them on the basis of some people who are trying to brainwash you into actually trusting what the boob tube tells you.

It is a bad habit to get into.

homo unius libri

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