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.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Opus 2017-310: Headlines: That Disgusting Freedom

The Battle for America continues.  The focus at this point is in the First Amendment regarding what is popularly called “freedom of speech”.  The Progressives, represented by all the forces of the left from the Democrats, through the RINOs, to the Antifa thugs, are trying to shut down freedom of expression.  They have been passing laws against thoughts.  That is basically what “hate crime” legislation is all about.  Somehow if you murder someone because you hate them that deserves stronger punishment than if you just murder them.  Are they more dead?  The goal is to be able to put people in jail if you disagree with them by judging what is in their head.  Obviously that is impossible or, at least, it is obvious to me.

According to the Washington Times a “white nationalist” has been given the right to exercise the First Amendment at the University of Florida.  This should be one of those, “Why is this news?” moments in our lives.  Instead it is a headline event. 

What got me though was in the last paragraph. 
“Other colleges, meanwhile, aren’t on the same page. A spokesman for Ohio State said Wednesday that the school has denied a request to host Mr. Spencer next month due citing the possibility of ‘substantial risk to public safety,’ putting it in the same category as other colleges that have rejected him recently including Michigan State, Penn State and Texas A&M.”
Notice the words in quotation marks.  What is being ignored is that the people causing the risk are in the audience, not on the platform.  It is not the person expressing unpopular views that is being violent but the people who understand the First Amendment and don’t want it applied to anyone but themselves.

The risk to public safety comes from the left.  If the University wanted to guarantee the safe exchange of ideas they would have a security team on hand to arrest anyone in the audience that tried to start violence.  I guarantee no one on the platform will be going to jail.  If we keep shutting down the process of public debate because one side threatens violence we might as well let them keep the football and go home to our snowflake rooms.

We can’t do that because after they secure the public square they will come for us in our homes.

homo unius libri


  1. The home is already under attack, just from other angles.

  2. I guess that means they have already won in the public square. Stay off the radar. Oh, it is too late for that.

    Grace and peace.


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