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, June 13, 2016

Opus 2016-154: Headlines: An Important Word in Response to Orlando

I found an important word in an editorial by Michael Brown at Town Hall.  The word was “measured”. 

He walks the middle ground of reason in his article.  He points out that the cause of the shooting was not homophobia, whatever that is, but a Muslim terrorist attacking a densely populated gun-free zone.  Sure it was a gay bar but keep in mind that Islam condemns the alcohol as much as the homosexuals.

As Christians and Americans we need to condemn killing for either reason.  We need to make a measured response instead of a frantic primordial scream of extremism. 

The most important quote involves the dangerous trend that we see going on in our culture involving censorship.
“We must renounce all rhetoric that leads to violence without restricting freedom of speech.”
We know that there will be a call for more gun bans.  We have been fighting that knee-jerk response for decades.  What is new is the attempt to make everyone safe by taking away our freedom of expression.  The governments of Europe and the big internet voices are now trying to limit expression on the internet by deciding what is proper and what is not.  It will not be long before we will be silenced of any opinion that does not agree with the socialist agenda.

Be compassionate for those who lost loved ones.  Reject the violence.  Beware of the lurking Nanny State that promises security if we will just give up a little bit of our freedom.  All that will get us is a censorship in which atrocities will take place and you won’t know about it.

homo unius libri

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