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.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Opus 2020-003: Headlines: A Twofer

It seems like an American drone took out several leading Iranian killers.  How do we respond?

We could have sympathy for their families and loved ones.  We could keep in mind that even brutal killers can have children and wives that care about them. 

We could also rejoice with the many families that will not lose loved ones now that these are gone.  Of course we will never know who those would have been so maybe we can all rejoice that we are a little bit safer today.

Was this drone attack wrong?  For you or me on our own, possibly.  For the government of the United States, no. 
(Rom 13:3-4 KJV) For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:  For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Note that one of the legitimate roles of governments is to deal with evil people.  I understand that often depends on your point of view but to any objective observer the United States is much closer to being the good guy than Iran.  Of course if you are an America hater, which includes most of the Democrat leadership and elites, then it doesn’t matter what the facts are, Orange Man bad.

If Iran wants to reciprocate then they will have my blessing is they will identify and eliminate the people in the deep state who feel it is righteous to murder witnesses and manipulate the population for their own personal power.  That way they could go after the real Great Satan and make the world better for everyone.

It is starting to look like a good year.

homo unius libri

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