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, August 20, 2012

Opus 2012-200, DEFCON: CCCP

I was at the convention moving toward my next session.  I was still too far away to see if I would be able to get in but I am never too far away to stop watching people.  The variety is encouraging. 

It is also frightening.  As I walked along I noticed a t-shirt.  It was red with dark letters on the back and a logo.  This is a fairly standard outfit for DEFCON.  The Goons wear red shirts.  “Goons” is the official title of the con’s security people.  It says it right on the shirt.  Just like the police have black shirts with “Police” printed in yellow, the goons have red shirts with “Goon” printed in black and white.  I think the guy in front of me was a goon wannabe.

What was sad was the letters and logo.  The letters were CCCP.  The logo was a hammer and sickle.  The body inside the shirt was about eighteen.  I don’t think he had any idea of what CCCP represented.  He probably thought it was a rock band.  Maybe it is and I am the ignorant one. 

I did not want to embarrass him or myself so I did not say anything.  He is part of that ignorant class of people who wear “Che” shirts and have no idea of history.  These people hold up Che as heroes and often chant, “Bush lied, people died.”  They worship a man who is known to be a killer and deprecate a man who at most was wrong. 

I hope it was just a rock band of ignorant people not an entire generation.

homo unius libri

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