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.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Opus 2018-021: Women’s Marches

Yesterday was “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday”.  I don’t like the title although I support the cause.  I don’t consider  a convicted serial killer on death row to have a sacred life.  I would even question whether such a person deserved the title of “human” any more.  To me the issue in abortion is the taking of an innocent life.  It is not a matter of choice.  The choosing was done when the sex act was performed. 

Abortion is evil.  Abortion is the ending of a human life for the convenience of another human.  By the time a woman knows she is pregnant the developing fetus has a beating heart, a nervous system, fingers and toes and facial features.  It has DNA that is different than the mother.  It is a living child.  To kill that living child because you suddenly decide you don’t want to have a baby right now is sick.

The red herring is the “rape and incest” theme.  Most of us who are pro-life would probably accept a compromise allowing that exception.  We would not like it.  The baby did nothing wrong and still has a right to life, but we would accept it.  After all, as the saying goes, 99.9 % of the loaf is better than none and the number of abortions done for that reason are no where near as frequent as Planned Parenthood would like you to think.

“The life of the mother” is worse than a red herring in this day and age.  I would guess that the abortion is more dangerous than the birth in this day and age.  The only real reason for the argument is what is called an ectopic pregnancy.  This is where the embryo attaches outside the uterus and will kill the mother as well as the baby.  Since the baby does not have a chance anyway most pro-life people I have met understand the necessity of an abortion in that case.

I remember going in for the sonogram when my son was just a “blob of tissue”.  The doctor showed us his beating heart, his functioning brain and his sense carrying backbone.  It was a lot of detail for what the media likes to call a blob of tissue.  At that point it was perfectly legal to have an abortion.

This date was picked to remember and mourn the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade which threw out all the state laws protecting the unborn and made abortion legal for almost any reason.  It was a sad day for America and an even sadder day for the unborn.

Many of the “women’s marches” you are hearing about are really marches for the unborn.

homo unius libri


  1. You notice that the women marching in p_ssy hats got a lot more attention from the media than the women the day before who marched for life.

  2. That is because they self identify as p--ies.

    Grace and peace


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