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 27, 2016

Opus 2016-170: Headlines: The Wave

I am not alone.  A few posts ago I mentioned that Brexit might be the beginning of a movement of separation that could involve California and Texas.  It seems that many others have had that idea according to the Washington Times.

According to “experts” quoted in the article it is possible for a state to secede but only with permission of the other 49.  The problem would be that the states that would gladly wave goodby to California would refuse to let Texas go and those who would encourage Texas to exit think California is the best thing since sliced bread.

If we started splitting up then we would see a lot more wars and conflict.  How many years before California went to war to get the water of Arizona and Washington?  How long before a non-fracking state went to war to stop the process in the next?  Would the  rest of the country be willing to build a wall around New York City?

The article mentions old movements such as Scotland and Quebec and talks about Northern Mexico wanting to split off.  That is not really new either.  Mexico has wanted to go different ways since the days of Poncho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.  They also missed the movement in the Hawaiian Islands.   
Interesting times.  I hope it holds together until I move to Texas.

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