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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.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Opus 2015-106: You Can’t Forget What You Never Knew

On the radio I heard that April 23 is a day marked to remember the Armenian Holocaust or Genocide.  On the internet they say April 24.  It really doesn’t matter which day as long as we spend some time considering the tragedy and the lessons we can learn from history.

You may be one of those who was raised in the politically correct world of public schools and get most of your information from the Progressive Mass Media and know nothing about this.  If you are bothering to read at this site I doubt that is true, but you never know.

One hundred years ago, in the middle of World War I, the government of Turkey set out to massacre the Armenian people that were under its control.  Between one million and one and a half million people were tortured, raped and mutilated as they were killed.  If you want a feel for what it was like just do a little search on current events in the Middle East and narrow your search down to the atrocities of ISIS.  Same methods.  Same results.  Same religion.

The Progressive Mass Media and public education would like to have you think that it is just an aberration in history for this kind of thing to happen.  These are the same people who think that America was the only location of slavery and the Constitution was a document written to provide security for land owning white males.  The only fact they want today’s children to know about George Washington was that he owned slaves.

Muslims killing people who disagree with them is the historical norm, not the exception.

To be fair, they don’t just kill Christians as they did in the Armenian atrocities.  They also like to kill Jews.  In India they like to kill Hindu believers and in Kashmir they like to kill Sikhs.  To be really fair, they like to kill other Muslims who disagree with them.  If Islam every got united they could probably take over a divided world.

We have been blessed by the Sunni expression of the religion of peace targeting the Shia, Sufis, Druze, and a multitude of other branches of the religion of peace.  To be different often means to die.  That, of course, is the ultimate peace.  This priority of mayhem keeps them preoccupied and moves us down the list.

So remember, the Armenian Holocaust, 9/11, Coptic Christians on a beach, school girls in West Africa, shoppers in East Africa, soldiers at Fort Hood, runners in Boston...  The list goes on.

Your future and the future of your children may depend on your knowledge of history.

Never Forget applies to more than the Jewish Holocaust. 

homo unius libri


  1. I find it both sad and disgusting that we hear more about a bakery in Oregon and a pizza parlor in Indiana than we do about the beheadings and other acts of violence done to Christians by the religion of peace. I fear that most don't care right up to the time they come for us.

  2. My wife recently had a conversation with a physical therapists who was working on her. He was totally oblivious to what is going on in the world. You know the old statement "When they came for the Jews I didn't say anything because I was not a Jew..."

    Grace and peace.


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