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.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Opus 2012-116, TSA Is Still on the Job

I am on the road again.  Actually I am in the airports again.  That means contact with our version of the RCMP:  The TSA.  I have never consented to go through the new radiation scanners.  That means I get regular pat-downs.  So far it has been more an attack on my rights as a citizen than an affront to my personhood.  They tend to be polite and professional.  I would guess that tyranny is often polite and professional at first.  But it is still tyranny.

What is really strange is that there is no pattern to when I get the simple scan or the pat down.  I guess that is there version of random so that terrorists won’t know what to expect.  Maybe if the police were allowed to search random houses that would be okay, too.

I am just grateful that the terrorists are not as clever or as committed as they want you to think.

Happy traveling.

homo unius libri


  1. Do they have two lines labeled "radio-active pornography" and "licentious groping.?"

    1. Yes, but they keep switching the signs depending on the mood of the staff. I have had times where the person ahead of me went through the old scanner and I was gropped. (is that a word?)

      Maybe they like old bald men.

      Grace and peace.


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