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, January 7, 2011

Opus 2011-9, New Terms: Nomocracy

This is a new term for me.  My spell checker does not recognize it.  I like it.  I usually use another term but this one sounds so high brow.  It means the “Rule of Law.”  I found it on Constitution Society Website.

For those into Greek and Latin, “nomos” is Greek for “law.”  People who are against any kind of standards in Christianity are called antinomians. 

The reason it stands out to me at this time is that it seems to reflect what is not going on in our country right now.  Our government seems to regard laws as something to be acknowledged only if they fit what the official wants to do.  A clear example of this is the searches being done by the TSA.  I am sure you are aware of this simple statement:

4th Amendment

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
When I was pulled aside and “frisked” the problem was not lack of courtesy, groping or improper searching techniques.  The problem was a lack of everything mentioned in the Constitution.  At least if they were profiling, there would be some sliver of probable cause.

This is antinomocracy.

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