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, June 1, 2020

Opus 2020-130: Headlines: Remember Rodney

As I sit on my hilltop in semi-rural Texas and watch the Democratic citadels burn I wonder if the savages are going to be coming for the rest of us.  It is strange how we never learn.

I remember the riots that erupted after the police who beat Rodney King were acquitted by a jury.  I watched in amazement as the police went for coffee and doughnuts and the violence spun out of control.  A simple strong response early in the rioting could have brought it to a halt without destroying a major part of the city.  I remember watching the fires move from liquor store to liquor store.  It was an obvious plan.  The entire city did not burn at first.  It was an organized group going for the expensive booze and setting fires to distract the authorities.  You could see the pattern.

I remember the concern that we felt twenty miles outside of town.  I won’t say fear because the communities the rioters would have needed to come through to get to us would have stopped them cold.  A real mob may be stupid but rioters tend to know what they are after:  The most they can get at the least risk.  A witness to that is the Roof Top Koreans.  The criminals in the street left them alone.  The guy waiting for the police to respond got burned out.

I see the same thing happening in Minneapolis.  This whole thing could have been stopped after a few hours if the police had been serious about stopping it.  If the police in other Democratic strongholds don’t wise up we will see the party continue at other venues.  In Texas we have the right to defend our homes and families.  It is one of the reasons I moved here.  Because we have that right and the thugs know it they will probably hop on a plane and head for greener pastures.

The right to defend yourself usually means you don’t have to.  As someone said, “An armed society is a polite society.”

homo unius libri


  1. I hope you're right. We have demonstrations going on in our suburban town square, less than 5 miles from my home. The rioters seem to show up when it gets dark out. Sure hope they don't burn down my town.

    1. That totally depends on the attitude of the police, the city government and the local judges. If the five miles means an uphill walk you are probably safe.

      Grace and peace


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