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.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Opus 2014-15: Founders: The Legacy of Slavery, part 5 of 6

Someone once said something to the effect, “If God does not punish America for its moral decadence then He will need to apologize to Sodom and Ghemmora.”

George Mason felt like this would apply to America in his day over the issue of slavery.
“They [the slave owners] bring the judgment of heaven on a Country. As nations can not [sic] be rewarded or punished in the next world they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes & effects providence punishes national sins, by national calamities….”
The scale was tipped on slavery by the American Civil War.  It could easily be considered the hand of God punishing the nation.  The Christians in the North certainly thought that way.  Consider the first verse of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible, swift sword.
His truth is marching on.
The Civil War was a brutal affair.  Americans suffered more casualties in that war than they have in all other wars combined.  They did that with a population much smaller than we have today.  Families lost an entire generation of sons.  The anger is still alive today.

I think it is time to take the next step and move on. 

To be continued....

homo unius libri


  1. If you consider what 95% (literally) of the black population are like, it's obvious that the chickens have come home to roost. If the blacks had been left in Africa, America would have no race problem and very little of the current welfare state. Of course, I'll be called a racist if some delusional idiot reads this.

    1. The only reason I might accept the 95% number is because of the voting patterns that reflect a refusal to think independently. On quick response I think that if we had not had a large black population we would have been seeing similar patterns attempted on groups like the Irish or Mexicans.

      Accusations of racism are usually given by people who don't think and want to manipulate.

      Grace and peace.


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