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, July 6, 2013

Opus 2013-217: Headlines: Homosexuality Wins, Part 1 of 3, Not the End of the World

And the nation loses.

I am reading all kinds of wishful thinking by people on the right about the two decisions of the Supreme Court regarding homosexuality and marriage.  I am sure that all of their nuances are well intended but the fact is the homosexuals have pushed the ball down the field and are in a position to keep moving it.  This is just the beginning of what will be coming no matter how you want to tell me what the justices said and didn’t say.  They had a chance to draw a line and instead they erased one.

It is not the end of the world.  Life will go on.  It is just the end of the world that we have known.  If you think that TV and movies have been raunchy before, just wait until this decision starts to take effect.  It is all part of a package.  Immorality never stands alone, it must pollute everything.  You know what happens when you leave the bathroom door open.  Think foul gas or humidity, your choice.  It is called diffusion.  Both spread until equally dispersed.  If you have children, pay attention to what they are hearing taught at school.  It will be enlightening.

It is not the end of the world.  If we are willing to sit down and shut up we may be able to exist as second class citizens.  If you think that the harassment of the IRS and the monitoring of the NSA were bad before, wait until they are used to humiliate and trap those who dare to speak out against homosexuality.  In California we saw people who supported Proposition 8 have their careers destroyed because they had made a contribution.  That was before this decision.  Then it was simply a matter of winning an election.  Now it is a matter of dominating a culture.  If you keep quite they may leave you alone.  Then again they may not.

It is not the end of the world.  Keep in mind that the subjects of Rome knew times of happiness and joy.  The workers of the Soviet empire knew how to laugh and have family times.  The slaves in the Southern states had times of fellowship and warmth.  In totalitarian regimes it is only the people who stand out and stand up that are knocked down.  It is only the ones who dream big and try to achieve their dream that need a wake up call.  Remember, when you mow the lawn it is only the tall grass that gets cut.

It is not the end of the world.  What will be missing is liberty.  You can’t have liberty without morality.  You can’t enjoy freedom without having legitimate limits on license.  You can’t have liberty without the rule of law.  That has been removed.  Now we will have fear instead of freedom.

It is not the end of the world.  Yet.  It takes time for the effects to reach every corner.  The police cannot be everywhere.  They cannot listen to every conversation.  Rome was not built in a day.  It was not destroyed in a day either.  If you had lived in Rome in 476 A.D. you would have noticed no big change but it is the date given as the end of the Roman Empire by historians.  If you had lived in Southern Spain in 732 it would have taken you 700 years to be effected by the Christian victory over the Muslims at Tours.  But the tide was turned at one victory.

It is not the end of the world.  We will need to adjust.  We will need to respond.

To be continued...

homo unius libri

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