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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Opus 2015-56: Black History Assembly, Part 3 of 3, Advocates of Revolution

Spend a little time at the sight.  If you follow the links to the Ten Point Program and Rules of the Black Panther Party you find some goals that seem worthy.  It talks about freedom and opportunity.  But keep reading.  For instance take point two.
“2.  We Want Full Employment For Our People.”
Sounds noble.  Who could argue with that?  Keep reading about how they want to do it.
“We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every man employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if the White American businessmen will not give full employment, then the means of production should be taken from the businessmen and placed in the community so that the people of the community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living.”
Communism didn’t work when they controlled the Soviet Union.  It didn’t work when they controlled China and ran it according to their principles.  It isn’t working in Cuba.  Communism wants to guarantee a “high standard of living” even to people who have not earned it.  What happens is the political bosses live high and the rest of the people stand in bread lines.

I could go on.  It shows a willful blindness and ignorance, if not evil intent, to glorify the Black Panther Party to a bunch of middle school children who are even more ignorant than the adults in their lives, if such a thing is possible.

What is also interesting is the extensive quotation of the Declaration of Independence at the end.  I have to hand it to them there.  It advocates revolution.  So do they.

Should we be listening?

homo unius libri

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