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.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Opus 2013-165: Headlines: Anti-Muslim Backlash

One of the headlines on the Drudge Report today announced an Anti-Muslim Backlash.  Who would have thought?

Let’s see now....  We had a politician murdered in Denmark, fatwas put out on cartoonists who drew a picture of Mohammad, an author that has been hiding for years, riots in France, riots in Sweden, Christians fleeing Egypt and being murdered in Iraq, and to top it off a British soldier murdered in broad daylight on a street in England.  This doesn’t even bring up 911, Fort Hood and Boston.  After all those are just problems in the colonies.  Then you have a spiritual leader who had influenced the murderer calling him a hero. 

According to the article the backlash took the form of graffiti, name calling and pulling off head scarfs.  It also mentioned attacks against mosques, but gave not details.  Now let me see, you murder a young man going about his business and I pull off your head scarf.

Backlash?  No, this is what we call a subdued response.  The backlash, if it ever comes, has not even started yet.  The Muslim extremists are very brave when it comes to attacking the innocent and the unsuspecting.  They may find that there are people who are ready and able.  I would hope that sanity will invade the Muslims of the world before everyone else loses patience.  All it would take is to believe their teachings will stand the openness of debate and let people listen in an open society.  What are they afraid of, the truth?  A gun to the head works for conversions but eventually it gets turned on the bearer of bad news.

Backlash?  Let us hope we never have to see real backlash.

homo unius libri


  1. I'm waiting for the day some muslim tries starting a scene at some redneck beer joint (or here on Tick Ridge). Things would get ugly FAST!

    1. It won't happen. Rednecks could and would fight back. A hidden bomb, maybe. Face to face, never.

      Grace and peace.


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