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 2012-117, A Previously Unknown Quotation from Abraham Lincoln

I have begun to read the Writings of Abraham Lincoln.  They were free in the Kindle Store of Amazon.  I downloaded all seven volumes.  I am almost finished with the first volume.  As I was reading, Lincoln was criticizing the actions of the Democratic Party.  This what in 1839, long before the Republicans came on the scene but even then he was speaking as a prophet.  Here are the words of Abraham Lincoln.
“The party now attempt to throw Barry off, and to avoid the responsibility of his sins.”
Now this is totally out of context.  The Barry spoken of was not the president.  In spite of that it seemed to fit our present situation so I thought I would share it with you.

Lincoln, Abraham.  “Speech on National Bank in the Hall of the House of Representatives, Springfield, Illinois, December 20, 1839.”  The Writings of Abraham Lincoln - Volume 1: 1832-1843.  Amazon Free Edition.  Kindle Loc. 2033.

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