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, December 7, 2017

Opus 2017-402: New Terms: National Dementia Syndrom

Never Forget!

Pearl Harbor.  The Holocaust.  9/11.

Why do we remember?

First, some reasons are not acceptable.  We do not remember to keep the hate and rage alive.  We do not remember to exact vengeance and make them pay.  The first part of the phrase, “Forgive and Forget” is important if we want civilization to move forward.  When there is a pot hole in the street you don’t curse it.  You avoid it until you can get it filled.  Evil happens.  We have fought wars to bring down the evil perpetrators.  It is time to move on.

We remember so that we can learn from the pain.  Pearl Harbor was a reminder that when we stop being vigilant we can pay a big price.  The Holocaust reminds us that evil can overcome any culture from within if we do not keep standing up for what is right.  The Twin Towers remind us that the world is not full of lovely people and the “Religion of Peace” seems to have a lot of heretics.

So we remember.  When?  At election time we need to remember the kind of politicians that have no sense of right and wrong.  At budget time we need to remember that the best way to avoid war is to be so strong that the enemies of America know they will be destroyed.  When talking about immigration we need to ask ourselves what groups are committed to destroying us and our way of life.

We need to avoid National Dementia Syndrom.

And since I am now in Texas, Remember the Alamo!

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.