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.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Opus 2016-173: Headlines: It Turned out Not to be a Gun Free Zone

One of the silly remarks by the anti-gun people is that armed citizens never stop the shooting rampages that turn into mass murders.  That is obviously not true to those who are watching.  Many stories are gathered each month in the NRA magazines but some will say that is a biased source.  They would be right.  Here is an account from the Washington Times.

There is no indication that this is a terrorist act.  From the picture of the attempted murder you can conclude a couple of things.  First, the picture was taken before the event.  He doesn’t seem to be in pain from the wound he received that stopped his spree.  Second, if you look you will notice he is wearing a bright orange piece of clothing that looks strangely like prison clothing.  I think it is safe to say that he has a previous record.  He did not have a license to carry a concealed weapon.  I am sure that he was just ignorant of that requirement.

For the record, he was stopped by a man with a concealed carry license.  Three people in the crowd had already been hit when the law abiding citizen pulled iron and took the shooter down.

It was a different result than Orlando gave us.  It was interesting to note at the end of the article,

“South Carolina passed a law in 2014 that allows people holding concealed weapon permits to carry guns inside establishments that serve alcohol.”

Good job, SC.  I am sure the police arrived promptly and did a good job of crowd control but remember that saying that when seconds count the police are only minutes away.

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