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, January 4, 2020

Opus 2020-005: Backlash

One of the mantras I keep hearing in the Progressive (sic) Media is that the killing of two Iranian terror producers will just cause a backlash from the Iranians.  That is the kind of response that Iran wants.  They want us to be cowering under our beds hoping that the bad people won’t get mad at us.  It is standard behavior for bullies.

It was the position of Jimmy Carter when the Iranian mob stormed the embassy.  It was the position of Barak Obama in the Benghazi slaughter.  How did those work out?  It was not the response that Donald Trump dished out. 

Will there be more violence?  Probably, but there would have been more violence anyway.  The difference is that now they know we will hit back and so they will be a little slower to up the ante.  They will think twice.  They will flinch.  Eventually they will show a bit of respect for strength.

We need to understand one major difference between a culture steeped in Christian values and one based on the Koran.  Basically Christianity grew out of weakness.  It first spread among the lower classes and helpless.  It was 300 years before there was a Christian army.  It lead to attempts to eradicate slavery and establish literacy.  Islam started with the sword and continues with the sword.  It has the attitude that turning the other cheek is a sign of weakness and worthy of contempt.  Slavery still thrives in Islamic countries.

I was 10 years old before I learned that bullies are cowards.  I think Trump was born understanding that.

homo unius libri

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