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.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Opus 2015-24: Gun Totting Teachers?

I would not carry a weapon at school even if I could, but I think the campus would be safer if I were allowed to do so.

I don’t think I am alert enough or physically coordinated enough to carry a gun in a crazy environment like a school.  The kids get away with too many things I don’t see as it is.  I am not sure that one of them could not sneak the gun away from me and do something stupid.  I know my limitations. 

I would feel safer if I were allowed to keep something in my car.  I would feel safer if I were allowed to have a gun safe in my room.  I am not really worried that I would ever need either one but I think it would make things even safer.  Ignorant thugs who shoot up schools and malls do so with the assumption that no one will shoot back.  As soon as someone shoots back they tend to lose their focus.  I have noticed that these kinds of massacres do not happen at shooting ranges or in gun stores.

But what do I know?  I am only a history teacher who observes the past and has a feel for cause and effect.

homo unius libri


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    1. Not if it isn't there. Or maybe I am hiding it in the bottom of the trash can.

      Grace and peace.

  2. Use an ankle holster and don't let anyone know that you have it, IF it's ever made legal (unlikely in your state).

    1. As you observed, it will probably never be something I will do legally.

      Grace and peace.


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