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, January 18, 2014

Opus 2014-16: Founders: The Legacy of Slavery, part 6 of 6

Slavery was a part of our history.  That is a fact.  In isolation, used as a club, it becomes a source of guilt and a rational for all kinds of sick thinking.  We do not blame Italians for the millions who died from the Black Death in the Middle Ages.  It might have been Italian merchants who introduced the plague.  So what?  You can’t expect Italy to pay reparations for something that their ancestors may have done.  It is a little silly to try to hold people alive today responsible for what was common behavior up until the 19th century. 

Black American and their manipulating, liberal, white masters need to get over slavery and move on.  Instead of looking at all of the opportunities this country has we continue to look for blame and victims.  This attitude has been infused into the very soul of American blacks.  It is keeping them from standing up, stepping forward and becoming a part of the solution instead of a part of the problem.  Their refusal to grow up and leave the plantation is pulling this country apart.

Slavery was common.  I would venture a guess that all of us have both slaves and owners somewhere in our family tree.  It is time to get out of the tree and start walking like children of God instead of clients of the welfare state.

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.