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, June 21, 2016

Opus 2016-164: Headlines: In Case You Were Not Paying Attention

I know I wasn’t.  I came across these by accident on World Magazine in the Highlights section.  We have been so busy with our own atrocity in Orlando that we ignore the “small stuff”.

Both highlights were posed on June 14.  One relates two police officers who were murdered in their home in Paris by Muslim terrorists associated with Isis.  The other tells us about two Canadians who were murdered in the Philippines by Muslim terrorists. 

What do they all have in common?  They were not Americans.  There is no indication that they were Jews or Christians.  The police were a married couple with a child so it isn’t hatred for homosexuals.  What could the tie be?  None of the victims were Muslims.  All of the murderers were.

Wake up America.  Wake up world.

homo unius libri


  1. What do you suppose it is going to take for people to really see what is happening. A beheading in the back yard next to the barbecue pit?
    I am not trying to be snarky. I honestly don't understand how all the dots can go unconnected.

    1. Remember the annual event where Lucy gets Charlie Brown to kick the football? People want to deny anything that makes them uncomfortable. How many people have signs of cancer or diabetes and ignore them until they are on the verge of death? It could be also based on fear. Think of the reports that people would have said something but they did not want to be accused of being "Islamophobic". It doesn't surprise me from the masses, it is our leaders who should have risen above the crowd that make me angry.

      Grace and peace


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