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, July 23, 2017

Opus 2017-232: Headlines: A Dream Gone Bust

When we talk about illegal immigration we have a lot of different pictures in our head.  Some are genuine, others are hysteria.  A Drudge link taking us to My San Antonio reveals an ugly picture that is all too real.  An 18 wheeler was parked in a Walmart parking lot, which is not unusual.  What was unusual was that it was full of illegal immigrants being smuggled into the country.  At some point the air conditioning in the trailer was turned off and the truck abandoned with people still inside.  As a result we now have eight dead and many more in the hospital.

Welcome to a lack of border security.  The article gives other examples of the same type of thing.  Sometimes the people are locked in the trailers.  In this case that does not seem to have happened but eight died in spite of being one door away from the outside.  We know this because the tragedy was discovered when one person asked a Walmart employee for water which would not have happened it the trailer was locked.

I hope that the people responsible are arrested, convicted and locked away for a long time.  That is a group that includes the border staff that was either lazy or bribed, the driver who left them to die and the people driving cars that had already collected people from the truck.  If trucks were documented as well as immigrants, this would not have happened.

Leaking borders kill people in unexpected ways.

homo unius libri


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.