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.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Opus 2013-136: Headlines: What Can We Believe about Boston?

I am reluctant to read any more about the terrorism in Boston.  It isn’t because I don’t want to know.  It isn’t because I don’t care.  It isn’t because I am grossed out.  It is because I don’t know how much of what I read I can believe.

Remember the killing of the school children.  Almost everything we read in the first week was fantasy by a sensationalist, gun hating press.  They contradicted or quoted each other.  They did no research and blamed everyone that they did not like.

Do we have the same thing going on in Boston?  Were these two men really guilty or were they just scapegoats of a police department that needed to justify the budget for their swat team?  It would be so easy to believe that two disenchanted refugees from a Muslim country brought their hatred and insanity to our shores.  It would even fit what we know to be the current view of many Muslims.  But is it true?

I would suggest that we do the hard thing.  Wait and seek honest answers.  Don’t demand that the local DA come up with indictments just to make us feel good.  Allow the wheels of justice and investigation to turn.  Some things cannot be rushed.

Don’t believe everything you read just because it fits your desire for quick reassurance.

homo unius libri


  1. Funny how they don't want guns up there, but they cheered the men who carry them. People are fickle. Now someone wants to outlaw pressure cookers!

    1. One of the things I noticed in my reading what the comments about all the bullet holes the police seemed to be leaving behind.

      Pressure cookers are just the tip of the iceberg in dangerous objects that need to be banned. I think of pencils and paperclips also.

      Grace and peace.


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.