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.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Opus 2014-75: The Malaysian Red Herring

Where is the airplane?

I don’t know.  In the course of history it is not a major issue.  It isn’t even the key concern of our world, or it should not be.  Let the agencies do their job.  There is a more important thing we keep forgetting in the rush for ratings and sound bites.

The purpose of terrorism is not to eliminate an airplane but to paralyze a culture.

If some emotionally stunted group of fanatical haters announce that they are going to blow up a plane somewhere in the world on December 1 and I am flying on December 1 I need to get on the airplane and go.  If I don’t, they win.  I don’t want them to win because they will run the world based on their current arbitrary hate.  All of their targets will eventually include me because I am a Christian and because I believe in liberty. 

911 was not primarily a tragedy of death and destruction.  It was a declaration of war.  It was not war against a country but against an idea.

Yes, it was devastating to the families of the murdered.  Yes, billions of dollars of damage was done.  Step back and get a perspective.  In the Civil War at the Battle of Anteitem, 30,000 casualties were chalked up.  It was only one battle in a long war.  We lose more people to drunk drivers, and now pot heads, than we lost in the twin towers.  We don’t have checkpoints at every freeway entrance because us it.  We don’t outlaw wine or close all the bars in the country.  We get on with life.

Don’t let the Muslim crazies win with terror.  If you are a Christian remember the words of Paul.
(Php 1:21-3 KJV)  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.  For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
Death is not as scary as disobedience.

Not a Christian?  Then take words often attributed to Emilio Zapata.  One translation would be,
“I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.”
Don’t give in to terror.  Don’t let the government take your freedom in the name of security.  That way the crazies win.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

  1. But then we haver read the book and know who eventually wins.

    Grace and peace


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