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, June 28, 2015

Opus 2015-200: Headlines: On Moderation, Innocence and Ignorance

The Telegraph has an article on a "Soldier of the Caliphate" who murdered the 27 unarmed tourists in Tunisia.  What is really scary to those of us in the sane world is that to all casual observers he seemed like a “moderate” Muslim.

As you read through you find that his day-to-day activities were what would be expected of a middle class young man in an urban culture.  There are references to break dancing, rap music, gel in his hair.  A family member said,

“Yes, he went to mosque and prayed, but just like the other young men, he would then go to a cafe and play football with his friends. I last saw him on Thursday, he said 'hello', and then he left that night and went to his friend’s house. We didn't know where he was going, and there were no goodbye's. The entire family is shocked at the hidden reality of what he was capable of."

The non-Muslim world needs to read the Koran and actually listen to what “moderates” like this young man are saying.  He did not really hide who he was.

“However, had his parents, his uncle or indeed the police ever browsed the main page of what appears to be Rezgui's Facebook account, one particular posting might have given them a very clear inkling. "If jihad is a crime," he wrote, "the world shall know that I'm a criminal." On Friday, with his massacre of innocent civilians on the beach, he proved that to the world beyond all doubt.”

The reporter reveals that he does not understand the Islam of the Koran.  People keep talking about “innocent” victims of these atrocities.  Understand, in the eyes of the Koran, if you are not a Muslim, you are not innocent.  You are guilty simply because you do not believe.  To add to the bloodshed, that applies even if you belong to a different branch of Islam.

Buckle your seat belts.  The violence is just beginning.

homo unius libri


  1. I keep hoping that the different sects will kill each other off.

    1. Historically that has been one of the big factors that kept them from overwhelming Europe. A big part of our problem is that we are killing each other off politically and socially.

      Grace and peace


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