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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Opus 2014-256: Headlines: Immigration, Soviet Style

We are not the only one with immigration problems.

I don’t know if it will be of any comfort to you, but Russia is having many of the same problems we are facing with immigration.  I came across this in The Washington Times, National Weekly, September 22, 2014, page 23.  A version of the article can be found online

I noticed a lot of parallels with what we are experiencing here in the United States.  The general issue is the same.
“The United Nations estimates that 11 million immigrants are in Russia, the vast majority of whom are in keen search of ‘opportunity.’ Indeed, only the United States is home to larger numbers of immigrants.”
The people come from the poorer countries along Russia’s southern border.  At least 3 million are in the country illegally.  They are sending large amounts of money back to their families at home.  They are providing cheap labor.  They don’t speak Russian well.  The similarities go on.

Welcome to the world.  We tend to think that we are the only ones having these issues.

Another similarity:  Putin doesn’t think it is a problem for Russia just as Obama feels  immigration is no problem for America.

Great socialist minds think alike.

homo unius libri

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