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, June 27, 2020

Opus 2020-158: Plow and Crown: I Hate the Game of Monopoly

Should we be moving toward thinking like the third world?

In history and in much of the world today people ignore the law.  They assume they will not get caught and if they are they can bribe the catcher.  If that doesn’t work they can bribe the judge.  If that doesn’t work, their cousin will get them out.  The law is only for the weak and fearful.

In America and the parts of the world influenced by the moral philosophy of Christianity run through the culture of Great Britain it has worked differently.

The Progressives*, headed by their street thugs and media outlets are doing everything they can to force us to abandon our standards.  They want to destroy the rule of law and replace it by the rule of the sword.  They know how we play the game.  They know that we have a resistance to cheating.  It is built in.  So they take advantage of it.  They decide to act as the banker.  You know the type.  Conservative judges make their ruling based on precedent.  Liberals ignore it and make up their own rules which then become precedent.  They do this knowing that the conservatives will then play fair and follow it.  They keep pushing the can down the road.

A case in point in the recent China Virus panic.  There are cities where convicted criminals are being turned loose so that they won’t be exposed to the virus in jail and then people who refuse to wear a mask are put in jail.  There have been cases of mothers hauled off to jail for letting their children play in the park.  At the same time the police stand back and let violent thugs burn down businesses.  The Progressives* just sit back and laugh as they move the marker a little further.  They know that eventually the system will break.

I have been raised to respect the police and follow the law.  Now we have judges forcing us to wear masks and politicians telling us to stay home.  I was watching a video of a young man being confronted by three thugs with rifles who were blocking the street and telling him that if he went past them he would be endangering their demonstrators and they would have to stop him.  The inference was the stopping would be violent and involve the muzzles pointed at him.  He pulled out his phone to call 911.  They just laughed and pointed a half block down the street and said the police are right there.  You can’t play monopoly if only one person follows the rules.

Do we insist on being the banker?  Do we quit playing?  Do we pick up the board and throw it in their face? 

As they say, “Asking for a friend.”

*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, etc)

homo unius libri


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.