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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Opus 2016-165: Headlines: Doomsday Produces Hope

They make it sound like it is a bad thing.  Here is the headline from the Washington Times,

“Partisanship dooms lawmakers’ latest effort to ‘do something’ about guns”.

We need to get over thinking that “partisanship” is a bad thing.  Partisan means you have strong opinions and are willing to stand up for them.  I would hope that the people elected to represent me have strong opinions.  I would hope that those opinions would be based on principles and facts.  I would hope that I agreed with their opinions. 

One of the reasons that the Founding Fathers put so many checks into the Constitution was because they wanted enough difference of opinion to exist to keep any one extreme group from controlling the lives of the citizens.  Partisan politics is a safety net that protects us from tyranny.  In this case it is keeping the left wing nuts from taking away our liberty of due process.  There might be another time when it keeps me from getting what I want.  I can live with that.

We don’t need more laws.  We need more enforcement of the laws we have now.

Partisanship is a good thing.

homo unius libri


  1. That's why we have a "republican" form of government, too, though half the country doesn't even know what the term means and is deeply offended by it. BTW, concerning your comment on my post, if Hemingway were writing today, he'd have to name his book "For Whoever The Bell Tolls."

    1. One of my discussion starters at school is to announce that we do not live in a democracy. Democracy is represented by the thugs beating up Trump supporters at Trump rallies. A republic is represented by a Senate filibuster keeping the elites from taking away my liberty.

      Now to do a quick re-read to see if I finished any sentences with prepositions.

      Grace and peace.


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