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 28, 2013

Opus 2013-144: Immortal Quotes: Never Forget?

I was walking around the room checking on students’ progress.  As I walked by one young lady I noticed that she had written “Never Forget” on her hand.  Since the kids would rather study the Holocaust than the Constitution I assumed that she had been reading the Diary of Anne Frank in her English class and was expressing a response.  I said something to her and got a blank look in return.

She had no idea that what she wrote on her hand was the motto of people who were aware of the evil of the Holocaust.  I guess she thought it was some romantic idea she had come up with about a boy in her life. 

It appears we are already forgetting.  What we are forgetting, or denying, is that during the Third Reich, Hitler and his Nazi minions murdered six million Jews and millions of others that they did not feel should be a part of society:  Gypsies, homosexuals, Christians, the mentally retarded and handicapped.  People ignored it.  People refused to believe it was happening.  In the end it was so ugly that a war that claimed added millions was fought to end the evil.

We are already forgetting.  It makes us uncomfortable.  We don’t want to be bothered.  Recently the date set aside to remember the Armenian Holocaust also passed. 

My fear is that we will remember too late.

Never forget.

homo unius libri


  1. Looks like you got spammed, Pumice. It looks like a con, besides.

    Good post. The younger generations know nothing of how the world they live in came to be, or at what price.

    1. Yeah. I am getting more of that now. I am on my way to label and delete. The program does a pretty good job of deleting anonymous stuff but it looks like this one actually has a web sight.

      At least it appears to be clean.

      Grace and peace.


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