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 29, 2016

Opus 2016-172: Headlines: A Silver Lining

One of today’s headlines should be a little bit encouraging to you if you live in the West.  I refer to the terrorist attack in the Turkish airport.  How in the world can that be encouraging?  I know you ask that because you are paying attention. 

The encouraging aspect of the mayhem is that it in intramural instead of intermural.  The sects of Islam are very tribal.  Killing Muslims of another sect is just as righteous as killing Christians and Jews.  Okay, maybe not as righteous, but close.  Also keep in mind that the Muslims of Turkey are not Arabs, they are Turks.  To us they look the same but they consider themselves totally different people.

Americans do not understand the hatred of the medieval Middle Easterner.  That is probably a good thing but we need to find some way to factor it into our view of the world and how we relate to people of other cultures. 

homo unius libri

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