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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.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Opus 2015-16: Should-a-Beens: Obama to Paris?

At first I was glad that the President didn’t go to Paris.  Keep in mind that if anything had happened to him Joe Biden would have taken over.  That was a scary thought.

Let’s face it, losing the chief executive of France or Germany would be a tragedy but it would not cause near the problems that the terrorist murder of the President of the United States would create.  My first reaction was along those lines.  Send Joe Biden.  That is part of his job and he is high enough in government we would save face.  Since this was an invitation to disaster, don’t send the president.

Then I saw that Netanyahu and Abbas were there.  Maybe he should have gone.  If they can survive, so can he.

As the story unfolded I learned that Netanyahu and Abbas were asked not to come.  The French declared that this was not about Israel and Islam.  It was about expressing solidarity with France.  Let me see now, the attacks were against Jews in France.  The attackers were Muslim trained terrorists.  I had hopes that this would wake France up to the danger but I should have realized that if the riots of the last few years did not give them the message why should the murder of a few Jews make a difference to them.

What I thought was simple gets more and more clouded.

If the terrorists had scored a hit with our chief executive in Paris it would mean Joe Biden for president instead of Barak Obama.  Six years ago that would have been a no-brainer, pun intended.  Now I am not sure that it wouldn’t really be an improvement.

homo unius libri


  1. That is exactly why i'm against impeaching Mr. Obama: if we succeeded, then we'd be left with Joe Biden for president.

    1. Scary thought. I don't know where I heard it first but someone observed the Joe Biden was the best life insurance policy that Obama could have bought, or rather selected.

      Grace and peace.

  2. Hey can we take a field trip to Paris. I love the satire there.

    1. Ask your teacher. I am sure that he would be interested in risking his life and reputation taking a bunch of eighth graders to the riot and terrorism capital of Europe.

      The best way to get an all expense paid trip to Paris is to get rich, donate a lot of money to a left wing politician (or right wing for that matter) and be appointed to some diplomatic post. Then you can go and represent the president when he is worried about getting hurt.

      Grace and piece.


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