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.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Opus 2015-465: Control Issues

Gun control.  Why do we need it? 

Most people would agree that we need some laws.  Laws are formal agreements by members of society about what is acceptable and what is necessary.  They are like the rules in a game.  They make sure that everyone can participate with some equality of opportunity.  They make sure that the rules are not set by the people with the biggest muscles and the sharpest swords.  In Monopoly the person who is the Banker is not allowed to make up special rules for Bankers.

Most people would agree that we have too many laws.  At least I think most people would agree with that.  At least they have some area, special to them, that they feel the chains of regulation.  I know that government officials don’t feel that way about how they regulate us but they often exempt themselves from those regulations.

I think that laws should be designed to leave honest, well intentioned people alone.  Let them live their lives.  We need laws against murder.  We do not need a law demanding that you register your intentions not to kill people. 

Gun control is not about the children it is about the adults.  The children are just an excuse.

It is another expression of the Welfare mentality and the Nanny State.  We are children who cannot provide for ourselves.  We need Big Government to protect us and keep us safe.  We will only hurt ourselves if we are left to ourselves.  Think of all the extra costs and restrictions in areas like cars, food, recreation, health, etc. 

We have an election coming.  On the side of the Democrats we have people who want to keep us safe and placid.  On the Republican side we have some of the same and a few that actually believe in free citizens, responsible for their own lives.  Listen to what they say but also look at their records.

Elections matter.

homo unius libri


  1. Abel was killed with a rock. We should ban rocks. Most voters today don't care enough to pay attention to anything but the evening "news."

    1. I always amazes me how many people still watch and believe. As with the gospel message, I don't think it is lack of knowledge as much as preference to remain in ignorance. If I don't see it, maybe it won't hurt me.

      Grace and peace.


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