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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Opus 2012-228, Cornerstone Considerations: Lest We Forget

Today is a day we stop and remember.  On September 11, 2001 the United States of America received a wake up call.  We were slapped up side the head and informed that the world does not conform to our heritage of turning the other cheek and giving the benefit of the doubt.  Our standard of the rule of law and fair play were violated.  We as a nation were raped by barbarians riding to sack the civilized world.  They were riding airplanes instead of horses and waving box cutters instead of swords but their goal was the same, to destroy what they could not duplicate. 

Stop and remember.  Stop because we get too busy with smaller issues.  Remember, not to seek vengeance but to keep up our guard.  Remember, so we can punish evil.  Remember so that we can seek out those who still want to do us harm for no other reason than we are different and they are full of hate.

That being said, I am going to begin looking at what makes us different.  Why do they hate us so much.  Me they hate because I reject Mohammad as God’s prophet and worship Jesus.  You may not be a follower of Jesus Christ but they hate you also.  Why?  Part of it is the decadent lifestyle of our culture but it is also because we live by principles that are found in our religious background even if you do not accept the source.  I am going to look at those principles as explained in the Declaration of Independence and organized in the Constitution of the United States.  I may even get back to the Magna Carta, but that is a long shot. 

Although they may come up, the focus will not be on the Bible and the Koran but the Declaration and the Constitution.  This will not be a theological statement but a political statement.

So many topics, so little time....

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