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 2015-19: Headlines: Gun Control, European Style, part 2 of 2

Europe has been disarmed and is well on the way to being overrun by barbarians.  Again, this is from an article in The Washington Free Beacon.

Jewish leaders also don’t get it.
“Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said that while guns could help Jews defend themselves against an individual attack, only authorities can protect them against a mass attack like those carried out in France.

‘As to personally being armed, such a move could help when a Jewish person is threatened by thugs, but won’t help if G-d forbid, Charlie-type terror attacks are launched,’ Cooper said.

‘Bottom line: Only the Police and intelligence can protect France’s Jews from terrorism,’ Cooper said, noting that it is expected French authorities will continue boosting defenses. ‘If the government doesn’t, then there is no long range future for Jews there.’”
Have you heard that kind of foolishness before?  “Only authorities can protect” didn’t work out too well for the people of Paris when the chips were down.  Remember that saying, “When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.”  To that I would add, “If you get a chance to call.”  I want the police to do more than put up yellow tape and send a representative to my funeral.  Unfortunately, even when they do their best, that is about all they can do.

Gun Free Zones anyone?  Notice that if the terrorists had obeyed the European gun laws they would have killed no one.  If the Jews had been ignoring the European gun laws they might have not been killed.  If we have a massacre here like took place in Paris, it will happen in one of the places that America has followed Europe’s lead and banned firearms. 

Whoops.  I guess that is the way it has been happening here, isn’t it?  The ultimate irony was the Fort Hood Massacre (aka as workplace violence).  Soldiers, on an army post, mowed down with their families because they were not allowed to carry weapons.

Don’t let the Progressives (aka, socialists, Democrats, Rinos, liberals) bring Europe style helplessness to America.

homo unius libri


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