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.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Opus 2017-157: A Battle Plan for Defeating Terrorism

How do we fight terrorism?  That is an important question for those of us raised in liberty and reading about another cowardly atrocity in England.

Go to a concert.

Go to the mall.

Go to church.

Hang around in the park.

Keep living your life the way you would have lived it, because if you back off and live in fear the terrorists have won.

I am sure that owning guns and knowing how to use them would help.  You might want to reinforce your front door and avoid certain parts of town.  You need to up your awareness level.  But those are things you should be doing anyway, not because of the terrorists.

There are security measures that could be put in place to catch the evil butchers.  The problem is that the cure would be worse than the disease.  It would require actions which would make the Gestapo look like kindergarten crossing guards.  Sure we could lock up the murders but in the process we would also be confining a lot of totally innocent people.  We would lose our freedom of movement and association.  The cost would not be worth the cure.

That is what they want.  They don’t need to kill anyone.  All they need is for us to begin the process of becoming a police state.

Then, they win.

I confess this is easier for me than some.  I am old.  As a believing Christian I am ready to go.  Death has no fear and I have a confidence in God’s ability to guide history.  My children are launched.  I don’t have as much to lose as many of you. 

The principle is still solid.

Resist evil.  Keep living in liberty.  Eventually those willing to die will die.  The problem will solve itself and I will still have freedom of speech, the press, religion, petition, association and self defense.

homo unius libri

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