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, June 29, 2013

Opus 2013-205: Lesser of Two Evils

Have you noticed the way in which Nazi thugs are being substituted for Muslim terrorists?  Or the replacements could be Neo-Nazis or skin-heads.  Of course Evangelical Christians can also be the villain.  I remember reading a review of a movie made from a book.  In the book the bad guys were Muslims.  In the movie they were Nazis.  No one seemed to care.

Why?  One reason, of course, could just be political correctness.  We live in a world that hates traditional morality, the idea of objective truth and Christianity.  Anything that can be done to undermine those is a winner in the eyes of media and education.  But I think the reason is a bit more crass.

I think the problem is cowardice.  I think that the people in government and the chattering classes are scared spitless to say anything that might upset the Muslims.  It is okay to put a cross in urine and call it art.  Christians are not known for rioting and killing because of such nonsense.  Draw a picture of Mohammed and the entire Middle East erupts in violence.  We have numerous books and movies making Jesus into all kinds of strange creatures.  No violence.  We have a silly video on You Tube criticizing Mohammed and they blame Benghazi on it.  In the recent scandals about accessing the e-mails and phone calls of Americans we have discovered that the most likely place to find evidence of terrorism, mosques, have been exempted from examination.   This is just another example of the weak kneed leaders we have.

It is a sad day when the press, government and publishers are more afraid of the Muslims than they are of the Nazis but that is the kind of world we seem to live in.  These people sit and watch the violence and somehow think that if they play nice noone will ever come for them.

They will get a real education if the world they are trying to create ever gets here.  It will be hard to be a sexy weather woman from behind a veil. 

homo unius libri


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.