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.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Opus 2014-262: Headlines: Smarter Than the Average Deer

I was reading an interesting article on the problems that coyotes are causing in our suburban neighborhoods.  I am talking about the four footed kind, not those dealing with smuggling illegal aliens.  It is found in the October 6, 2014 edition of The Washington Times, National Weekly, page 14.  The title was “Suburban Americans fear coyotes preying on their pets.”  I could not find free access to it on-line.

It seems that we have a growing problem of coyotes eating people’s dog and cats.  They are afraid their children will be next.  Most of the examples quoted tended to be in trendy communities that I am sure have lots of environmentalist sympathies.  It seems that the ban on hunting coyotes is paying logical dividends. 

The solution seems obvious to me:  Start shooting coyotes.  I would even go so far as to say we need to allow people to carry weapons to defend themselves against all kinds of predators.  Of course they had someone from a group called “Project Coyote” that claimed killing the killers would not work.  The claim is that the dead animal would be replaced by another one.  My solution to that is shoot the replacement.  Eventually the replacement pool would dry up.

Actually, you probably wouldn’t need to shoot too many coyotes to stop the problem.  Coyotes can’t be any dumber than the average criminal.  We know that when law abiding citizens are armed, the criminals go somewhere else.  We would see the same thing with the coyotes.  I am not a hunter but I have been told that even deer, not known for their intelligence, can tell when the guns come out.  I have heard that the day before hunting season opens the deer are everywhere and fearless.  The next day they disappear.  If deer can figure that out, I think a coyote would get the message. 

To bad that our politicians are not as smart as the deer.

homo unius libri

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