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, August 8, 2014

Opus 2014-206: A Click That Wasn’t

Reading this made me sit up a little straighter.
“‘Consider yourself lucky,’ I said, clicking my Glock onto safety.” p 169
There is a problem.  You may not notice it.  Glock pistols do not have a safety to click.  None of them, at least not in 2002 when this book was written and none today that I know of.  They have different ways to keep them from firing accidentally, but no safety to click. 

I hate it when this happens.  I have been working on reading through the work of James Patterson.  He has shelves of books at our library.  They are in crime/mystery genre.  He writes well and tells a good story.  This shows some real ignorance on whoever is responsible for proofing these things.

I have noticed problems before in other areas of his backgrounds.  For instance, he has his heroes involved in shoot outs and actually killing people yet they are back on the street immediately.  It doesn’t happen that way in the real world.  Every time an officer fires a gun outside a shooting range, there is an investigation.  If they actually shoot or kill someone they are off duty for a time.  Patterson seems to miss that in his writing.

Oh, well.  No one is perfect.

Patterson, James.  2nd Chance.  Boston:  Little, Brown and Company, 2002.

homo unius libri


  1. I see scads of stuff like that on TV. My wife always reminds me that it's just a movie, but I've already lost my respect for the author or producer by that time and am as likely to quit watching as not.

    1. I find myself getting that way more frequently. I don't think I finished the book which is sad since there were still a lot of books in the series.

      Back to classical literature.

      Grace and peace.


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