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, July 20, 2016

Opus 2016-187: New Terms: VOMIT

Perhaps it is time to design a symbol for victims and family of victims to wear.  With the increase of terrorism it becomes more and more likely that you know someone who has been a casualty of the crazies.  It might be good to show the world how much we are being touched before it cripples western civilization.  If we saw how many people are being effected it might mean that common sense profiling would come back into vogue.

Historically Jews have been forced to identify themselves.  Many are familiar with the yellow star the Nazis required them to wear.  Most don’t know that in medieval Europe the sumptuary laws required them to dress certain ways.  In Islam it is common to force Jews to wear something to identify them.

We have seen the positive use of tags.  Think of the yellow ribbons that became popular during the Iran hostage situation.  That led to the pink ribbons we see signifying an awareness of breast cancer.  We also had the black flags for MIA and POWs. 

What if you have lost someone to terrorism?  It could be a friend or a family member.  We read about two Americans killed in the recent Muslim attacks in Nice.  How many knew them or were related?  What would be appropriate?  Maybe a pink crescent.  Yellow is associated with cowardice which might be appropriate for terrorists but that has been claimed by others.  Maybe we could pick an acronym like the WWJD movement.  How about VOMIT, Victims of Muslim Inspired Terrorism. 

I have not been personally touched yet.  I hope that continues but it might help us all to know who to express sympathy for.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.