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, March 25, 2014

Opus 2014-69: I Am Safe to Fly

I am now officially not a terrorist. 

We flew to Texas over the spring break at my school.  As I was hurryng to get in line for my confrontation with the TSA I noticed a sign that said “Pre Screened” or something like that.  I had heard about this but had never bothered to file the papers to qualify.  When I was starting through the line I was waved to a different line.  This is the second time it has happened.  In the new line I did not need to take off my shoes or belt.  I left my computer in the case.  I walked through the old-fashioned metal detectors.  It was like turning the clock back 20 years. 

I thought it was because they felt I was too old and feeble to be a terrorist.  When I looked at my boarding pass later I saw two words I had not noticed before.  The magic words were “TSA Pre.”  Evidently some nanny state guru has decided that I am not a threat.

I am not sure whether I should feel vindicated or insulted.  I can be sure that I am better than you though. 

I think it is a temporary pull back by the oppressors.  The water has been getting hot too fast.  People have been waking up to creeping tyranny.  They will pull back a little, let things cool down and then ratchet it up again.

It is scary to think we have the government we deserve.  It is comforting to realize that I am not represented at any level by anyone I have voted for.

homo unius libri


  1. I know what you mean, but it's a poor comfort. Guess it's all we have to say "I DIDN'T VOTE FOR THEM!"

    1. One thing that is strange to me is that I am seeing more Obama 2012 bumper stickers now than during the election. Maybe they think it is some kind of voodoo.

      Grace and peace.


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