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 30, 2017

Opus 2017-245: Headlines: Koreaphobia

I keep seeing references to the ability of North Korea to hit American cities.  The latest is Denver.  That is about 6,000 miles.  Interesting, if you consider fear mongering to be interesting. 

How much do we need to fear the missiles of North Korea?   Long range, if you excuse the pun, we will need to worry, but not yet.  The longest distance I could find so far was at Fox News with 1,700 miles.  If you read the article you will note that it went up and down so the distance is charting the entire curve, not the distance from North Korea.  Also there is no indication that they can hit anything.  So my analysis at this point is that anyone living withing 1,700 miles of their launch site can live in fear.  But keep in mind that the odds of hitting you when you are the target are pretty slim.  It is like being the target of the French army in 1800.  The safest place to be was in the sites of the musket because you never knew where the bullet would actually go.

Should the people of Denver worry?  Sure.  The chances of being hit are probably greater than being hit by an unnamed asteroid but are certainly nothing to stay awake at night about.  But if you look at a map you will notice that everything from Turkey on the west to India in the south are also in range and if you can’t guide your missile, anything is fair game.  It is like practicing with the slings that ancient armies used to utilize.  The stone would go a long way but who knows the direction.

An, no, I didn’t bother reading the article.  I think it was in the New York Times and I have a life.

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