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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, December 16, 2014

Opus 2014-308: Headlines: If Only Policemen Had Guns...

I am sure you have heard about the terrorist activity in Australia.  It would not have happened that way in Texas.

As I read the initial account, a Muslim cleric, self-styled they say, walked into a small eating place, pulled out a shotgun and took the entire crowd hostage.  This led to a standoff and finally a police attack that left the Muslim terrorist dead and also at least one hostage.

Maybe they should have had a sign on the door, “This is a gun free zone.”  Actually they don’t need the sign because Australia has made itself a gun free zone.  Only the police are allowed to be armed.  Oh, and terrorists and criminals.  I think the law gives them a pass too.  Or it could be they just don’t care.

The same thing could happen at any school in our country.  It could happen in most places in Los Angeles County.  These are “gun free zones.”  It would probably not happen in Texas outside of Austin, Houston and San Antonio.  If a guy walked into a restaurant in Texas and began pulling out a shotgun it would probably be the last thing he did.  And no hostages would die.

Of course the news goes out of its way to portray the terrorist as having a screw loose and not being a part of the mainstream Muslim community.  How nice. 

The original second amendment was designed for terrorists in the government.  It should also apply to any person who has a screw loose enough to think they can kill people for their religion.  In this day an age that seems to fall in the Mulsim camp.

homo unius libri


  1. The problem is that Islam seems to attract folks prone to such violence.

    1. That is why it appealed to the nomads of the desert then and appeals to people in prison today. A religion that allows to to rape, pillage, kill and lie has an attraction to some people. Others will join when threatened with rape, pillage, and killing.

      Grace and peace.


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