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.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Opus 2020-225: The Return of the Boston Massacre

He was on guard duty.  He was attacked by a mob.  He fired into the mob.  He was accused of murder but John Adams stepped up to defend him.  Wait.  You thought I was talking about Kyle Rittenhouse.  No.  I have been relating what happened at the Boston Massacre.  It was a little more straightforward than our current situation but the basics were the same.

In case you didn’t pay attention or you had a Progressive* teacher, the Boston Massacre is the name attached to an event that took place before the American Revolution.  A British soldier was on guard duty and a rowdy bunch of drunks decided it would be fun to throw snow balls at him.  What was he going to do, shoot them for snowballs?  Then they decided it would be more fun to put rocks in the middle of the snowballs.  Eventually the soldier called for back up and when it arrived a shot was fired, more shots followed and deaths resulted.  The soldiers were put on trial for shooting unarmed civilians.  One of our Founding Fathers and later president of the United States, John Adams, saw that the soldiers had done nothing wrong and took on their defense.  He won.

Fast forward a couple hundred years.  You have a young man on guard duty who is attacked by a bunch of violent thugs.  They chase him down the street.  They club him with a skate board.  One of them pulls a gun.  He fires four times and brings down three street criminals.  He should be getting a merit badge for marksmanship.  Instead he is on trial for murder.

Will we have a John Adams step forward?  Will we see justice done?  Are we at the place where armed thugs are free to roam the streets, burn other people’s property, kill policemen, beat up old ladies using walkers and generally try to destroy society without any fighting back?

The justice system in Wisconsin and the rest of the country needs to understand that the real defendants here are the judges and district attorneys who are tasked with seeing that justice is done.  If this turns into another Progressive* lovefest and we see a young man who was exercising his rights to defend himself go to jail, the results will be on their heads.  Antifa and BLM are doing everything they can to generate an uncontrolled violent response.  It is possible that where they have failed, liberal judges will step up to the plate and swing for the fences.

Pray for justice.

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

homo unius libri


  1. I don't think any jury will convict him, IF it gets that far.

    1. I don't think you have ever been part of the California jury selection process. At least he is not there.

      Grace and peace


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