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, December 7, 2016

Opus 2016-325: Remember the Alamo?

Think of all the events in history that have caused people to remember.  And then they forget. 

How many of you have spent any time remembering the Alamo?  I cover it every year in my U.S. history class.  It was a defeat for the Texans.  The men who died there knew they would be defeated.  As they heard  “El Deguello” they knew that they would die.  It was a bugle call that warned defenders no prisoners would be taken.  So what was the point?  It slowed Santa Ana down so that the rest of the army of Texas could pull it together for a later victory.  How many remember?

The revisors of history are beginning to deny the Jewish Holocaust.  The denial is common in the Muslim world and gaining ground among socialists in the academic world.  One of the phrases I heard associated with it was “Never Forget” yet when you Google it the main idea is that the words are a generic political phrase.  What is really amazing is the number of Jewish voters that continue to be loyal to the Democratic party as it sells Israel down the drain. 

Today we are supposed to be commemorating the “day which will live in infamy”.  That is how FDR labeled the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  It was the foolish move of the Japanese which drew us into the second world war.  It woke up the “sleeping giant”, a statement attributed to Admiral Yamamoto.  If you have seen the movie “Hacksaw Ridge”, read the book Unbroken or learned about the Bataan Death March,  you begin to understand that Pearl Harbor was mild compared to the atrocities that were to come. 

The list could go on.  We could remember the Battle of Tours, Waterloo, Lexington, Saratoga, Valley Forge, Gettysburg, D-Day, 9/11 and so many others.

Whom we are as Americans has been molded over centuries.  People have stood tall and been buried deep.  Pearl Harbor Day is not a day to remember the perfidy of the Japanese in 1941.  It is a day to remember that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Remember Pearl Harbor

 homo unius libri

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