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, June 25, 2016

Opus 2016-168: Headlines: First Great Britain, Next California

We are not the only place in the world where change is taking place.  The British have just finished an historical vote and declared they would exit the European Union (EU).  One place you can read about it is in the Washington Times.

Knowing how politics works and not knowing all the details of the treaty that took them into the EU, I would imagine there will now be a lot of court opinions and arm twisting.  In spite of all the hype, it probably won’t be over just because the people spoke. 

The article says they joined in 1973.  That makes their withdrawal 43 years later.  When South Carolina withdrew from the United States it was 73 years, almost twice as long.  That led to the American Civil War.  I don’t see that kind of reaction in Europe but if the vote is honored there will be a lot of adjustments.

If you remember, Scotland just finished voting about withdrawing from Great Britain.  If this goes through we may see that coming up again.  We may see other countries trying to withdraw from the EU.  We may see Texas voting for independence.  California may vote to go their own way. 

I hope they both wait until I get moved to Texas.

homo unius libri

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