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.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Opus 2014-37: Headlines: Drive Defensively

Sunday morning my wife was watching the news.  She said that a drunk woman had entered the freeway going the wrong way and before she was done had killed seven people who were minding their own business.  This comes home to us because we were once in a car that was missed by inches and saw the car behind us nailed head on. 

How does someone kill seven people while driving drunk and survive?  And this is a daily occurrence.  I wonder if we will find that this lady has a history of DUI’s.  I wonder if she has killed before?  I wonder if marijuana or other drugs were also involved.  The answers to those questions will not make the news.

People scream about guns and we do little about DUI’s. 

Maybe we should register cars.  Maybe we should require people to have a license to drive.  How about a minimum age for driving?  Maybe we should require training before people drive.  Maybe we should require regular renewals of all the above.  Maybe we should require all kinds of safety equipment.  What’s that you say?  We do all that?  If it doesn’t stop the killers in cars how do they do-gooders expect it to stop gun violence. 

Drive defensively until a better solution comes up.

homo unius libri

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