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, January 18, 2015

Opus 2015-18: Headlines: Gun Control, European Style, part 1 of 2

The Drudge Report had an interesting headline that linked to an article in The Washington Free Beacon about something that many Americans would consider so obvious it doesn’t deserve comment:  Jews in Europe should start carrying guns.  This is like saying you should lock your car when you leave it in the mall parking lot.

An early comment in the article was,
“The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate.”
Not to take a cheap shot, but my understanding is that one of the first steps that Hitler took before the final solution was to disarm the population.  It is a common step in tyrants and political bullies.  The article further brings to light that the people of Europe have been disarmed.
“The EU, which has enacted very stringent gun control laws, should empower and train Jews to be proficient with guns in order to maintain their safety, ....”
If you take away the ability to defend yourself then it is easier to take away your right to speak, worship, assembly and publish.  What they seem to miss is that the purpose of “stringent gun control laws” is to keep people from being empowered and trained.  They are to keep you subservient to the ruling class.  It also makes you victims of the jackals of society.  These type of socialists believe the trade off is worth it.  Of course they have their own personal security forces.

Europeans don’t seem to understand the tension between liberty and despotism.

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. Concerning your last line, fewer and fewer Americans see it either.

    1. Unfortunately we are moving more toward Europe all the time.

      Grace and peace.


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