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.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Opus 2017-110: Headlines: Punch a Bully in the Nose Day

The questions have been hard to answer.  The kids at school are asking about the missiles fired at Syria.  How do you give an answer on a complex issue to a generation that is conditioned to sound bites? 

I have mixed feelings.  There is much I don’t know.  I am not worried about going to war with Russia.  For a good summary you can read Scott Adams has to say on his Dilbert blog.  The only thing I could add is that mature military leaders do not like war but understand it is sometimes necessary.  They understand that peace comes from the willingness to make war and the bad guys understanding that.  I admit there are loose cannons in the military but I think Donald Trump has surrounded himself with people who have their heads on straight. 

One of the questions I ask the kids to get them thinking is, “What is the best way to deal with a bully?”  The usually answer reflecting the results of brainwashing, “Tell a teacher.”  Those who think know that such an action usually gets them bullied more.  The proper answer is, “Punch him in the nose.”  Assad is a bully.  Putin is a bully.  ISIS is a bunch of bullies.  Terrorism is the art of bullying.  Unfortunately the only answer is often, “Punch them in the nose.”  Obama either did not understand that or wanted the bullying to continue.  Thankfully there is a new sheriff in town.

Consider Assad punched.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

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.