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, August 11, 2015

Opus 2015-245: Headline: Swimming While Burquaed?

Genuine religion makes a difference in how you act.  It sets your priorities and limits your choices.  Today in The Telegraph we see an article that shows the potential results of a sincere belief in Islam.  Unusual circumstances but logical application of what is believed.

It seems that a Muslim man’s daughter was swimming and got into trouble.  The lifeguards started to go to her rescue but were prevented by the girl’s father.  He got violent.  The girl drowned.  "He told them that he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man,"

I wonder why he let her go swimming in the first place.  Was she swimming in her burqa?  That in itself would cause her to drown.  If she wasn’t, then she was exposing herself and asking for death.

The term for this in an active murder is “honor killing”.  This was a passive, letting die.  It is a part of Islam.

Religion matters and it is coming to America.

homo unius libri


  1. I notice the father didn't try to save her.

    1. He probably didn't want to get his turban wet.

      Grace and peace.


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