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, August 9, 2016

Opus 2016-209: Headlines: Be Glad You Are an American

My last post was about an incident reported in the Washington Times.  A World Vision executive,  Mohammed El Halabi, was arrested and accused of siphoning funds to Hamas.  There was a statement in the article that I found interesting.
“Mr. El Halabi, who has been detained since June, was officially charged Thursday at a court in Beersheba
The benefits of being an American pop up all around us and we don’t even think about it.  It is now August.  He was “detained” in June.  We have at least a month of incarceration with no charges being filed.  It could have been two months.  The family claim they have not been able to visit him but he does have a lawyer.  In theory this could not happen in the United States.  The Constitution declares that we are supposed to be arraigned and charged with a specific crime or set free.  In most states that must happen in a few days, not months.

So be glad you have a lot of rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution even when you are not paying any attention.

homo unius libri

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