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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Opus 2016-195: Headlines: Making a List and Checking It Twice

Two ISIS thugs showed their courage and valor by murdering a 84 year old priest and seriously wounding a nun.  Remember that the goal of terrorists is terror not bravery.  You don’t create terror by attacking dug-in special forces who are looking your way and are locked and loaded.  You get it by making the defenseless feel defenseless.  The attack took place during mass and if church attendance is like other places in France the priest and nuns may have been the only people in the church at the time.  Fox News has the story.

What is amazing to me is that these killers were not unknowns.  Check this out from the article,
“One of Tuesday's attackers was on the radar of French police and had traveled to Turkey, said Mohammed Karabila, president of the Regional Council of the Muslim Faith for Haute-Normandie.

"The person that did this odious act is known, and he has been followed by the police for at least a year and a half," he told the AP.”
So we have someone who is on the list.  The police are following him.  They have been doing so for a year and a half.  He is still able to murder and rampage.  Sure they killed him afterward but that isn’t much comfort for the dead priest.  Another case of the police being minutes away when seconds count.

This is harder to believe than fiction.  Coming to a community near you.

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