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, November 11, 2014

Opus 2014-280: To Party or To Remember?

So much for a three day weekend.

Remember the phase we went through when all holidays were being moved to Monday or Friday so we could have three day weekends?  Maybe you don’t remember it being any other way.  Veterans Day has been moved back to its original date and away from the weekend.  I am good with that.

There is an historical reason for the date.  World War I was officially ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  It was to honor the end of the war, not to give union workers a longer weekend.  By moving it back to the original date it gives people a chance to be grateful for those who have served.

I was in Vietnam.  I was not a warrior.  I did not experience the worst.  My only regret is that after we won the war in spite of the news media’s claim to the opposite, a Democrat congress cut off funds and hung the people of South Vietnam out to dry.  We are now in the closing moments of doing the same to Iraq.  I hurt for the families who lost loved ones fighting the good fight, only to have politicians give away the store.

Remember the day as honoring those who risked their lives to protect our freedom.  Some lost the gamble.

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