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.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Opus 2015-476: Big Brother Takes Another Baby Step

Do you travel much?  I fly several times a year and I am growing to hate it more each time.  That is really the ultimate purpose of the TSA, to discourage mobility and isolate us.  It goes along with the subtle ways they are trying to get us out of our cars.

Now a new wrinkle is emerging.  They are starting to take away the option of avoiding the body scanners.  The camels nose is under the tent.  Total compliance is just around the corner.  You can check it out at a site called Slash Gear with a hat tip to Drudge.

If you don’t travel much you may not even think about it.  Airport security has had scanners for years that are designed to detect metal objects.  A few years ago they developed a more advanced design that gives a full body scan.  There have been a lot of headlines about nude pictures and such.  My concern has always been the radiation they put out to do the scan.  The government keeps telling us it is safe but they also tell us they are not listening to our phone calls or reading our e-mails.

So far I have been able to opt out of the radiation scanners.  It requires being frisked like a criminal and searched with no due process or probable cause, but who cares what the Constitution says?  Certainly not our government.  My concern is health, not nude pictures.  I figure if someone gets their thrills by looking at x-ray nudes that is their problem.  If I develop cancer because of their fetish, that is another story.

Now they can make the radiation machine mandatory.  It will start slowly, only suspicious characters will be required to be scanned but keep in mind that the income tax was only going to effect the rich. 

Coming to an airport near you.

Welcome to Amerika.

homo unius libri


  1. If you are all so darned concerned about this stuff, put your money where your mouth is....don't fly for 6 months. Everybody!! See now quick they change their tune where lost revenue is concerned. Oh, that would inconvenience you all? Then stop bitching.

    1. You have a good point. We boycott other items, why not the airline industry? I am not sure whom that would serve more though. I think one of the elitist's goals is to get us to stop traveling. Would a boycott play into their hands or make them show their cards and fold?

      Grace and peace


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