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, May 3, 2015

Opus 2015-116: Headlines: Who, What, Why, Where, When, How?

Was it skinheads?  Was it the Neo-Nazi party?  Was it misdirected youths from Baltimore?  Was it Israel hating followers of President Obama?  The article doesn’t say but my money would be on Muslims.  The headline on The Drudge Report pretty much contained the entire story.

Two Jews were attacked by 40 thugs in Paris.  The article in something called Algemeiner tells about how the two were attacked.  It gives no mention of who did the attacking.  In America we never describe the perpetrators of violence if they are black.  It would be considered racist.  Evidently the same rule applies to Muslims in Europe.

It would seem that 40 thugs is enough to beat up two victims in a town that does not even let the police carry guns. 

Apart from the assumption that both sides were human there is no indication of what happened.  Was it 40 old men attacking two young women because their Viagra prescriptions were denied?  Maybe it was Orthodox Jews attacking two Reform Jews.  We know how violent they can be.  Maybe in reality the two attacked the forty and the news got it wrong.

I would say, “Stay tuned” but there will probably be nothing else we hear.

homo unius libri


  1. Sometimes, silence tells the greater part of the story.

    1. But news is supposed to inform not provide guessing games. I know, I am just a dinosaur and live in a fantasy world.

      Grace and peace.


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.