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.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Opus 2015-471: Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife?

I was reading about how Muslim immigrants were asked if they were terrorists as an important part of their vetting.  This silly question is part of all big government mandates.

I have experienced a similar experience.  When I donate a pint of blood they ask me a series of questions about my sexual habits.  They ask things like, “Have you had sex, even once, with someone who is a carrier of HIV?”  The questions are a little bit different each time depending on the latest government regulation or administrative fear of government regulation. 

It is silly.  If I know enough to find the donation center and have given blood as many times as I have, I know that they don’t want blood with HIV.  I know what the risky behaviors are.  If I have come with my wife to donate blood and I have been having a homosexual affair on the side or visiting a hooker, am I going to tell the truth in front of her?

The difference is that they then test my blood to see if I was lying.  As Reagan said, “Trust, but verify”.  At least they tell me they test it.

How do we test the Muslim immigrants to see if they are lying?  That is extra hard because the Koran gives them permission to lie in such a situation.

homo unius libri


  1. Life in modern America. They used to ask if you planned to overthrow the government by force when you bought a gun. Maybe they still do. I know one guy who said "yes" just for the heck of it. He got his gun anyway.

  2. Have you ever answered the question "How are you" with a tragic statement and the person responded as if you said, "Fine"? People don't listen. They assume.

    Grace and peace.


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