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, December 7, 2020

Opus 2020-299: Who Changed the Name?

When did we change the name?  Suddenly Pearl Harbor Day is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  I tend to be suspicious of any change that suddenly appears without any discussion I am aware of.  Remember when Easter vacation became Spring Break?  Me neither, but it happened.  Merry Christmas has become Happy Holidays.  BC and AD became BCE and CE.  Socialism became a success.  There is usually a motive behind the change even if it is just to get people unsettled.  

Pearl Harbor is one of those days that fit in with the meme “Never forget.”  The phrase was originally a reference to the Holocaust.  People who know anything about history know we are talking about the genocide against the Jews perpetrated by the Nazis.  The list grows as we become aware.  Without going far back in history you can look at the Armenian Holocaust, Pol Pot, the starvation of millions of Ukranian peasants by the Soviets, and 911.  The list has a lot of variations depending on your awareness and personal involvement, but the list is real.  

Why is it important that we never forget?  The purpose is not to wreak vengeance.  The purpose is to avoid the same tragedy again.  What international events led up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?  Can they be avoided?  How can we do better?  Or take the deliberate lies about socialism.  It is clear to anyone who is not brainwashed or totally ignorant that socialism has been one of the greatest killers in history.  Soviet socialism (Communists for the uniformed) makes National Socialism (Nazis for the uninformed) look like a bunch of minor leaguers when it comes to killing.  Mao’s People’s Republic (Chinese communist for the uniformed)  made the Soviet Union look like they were not even trying.  
It is obvious that most people don’t want to remember.  It requires them to make choices and take stands that are not popular.  Take the Armenian Holocaust.  It was the massacre of men, women and children by the Turks.  Numbers vary depending on your political position but I am going with a million and a half people.  It was an international hate crime by Muslims against Christians.  It is not popular to point that out.  All kinds of excuses are invented.  Obviously people making excuses have ignored the pictures of Armenian women crucified and dead bodies lying in rows.  What makes this terrifying is that the religious massacre is still going on.  I don’t imagine CNN or any of the Progressive news sources has covered it but the Muslims are at it again.  Armenians are being slaughtered.  We would rather forget and ignore.

Remembering is often inconvenient and sometimes just painful.  It is important to remember that an extra piece of cake can make you fat.  It is even more important to remember that socialism will make you either a slave or a corpse.  

Open your eyes so you know what you should never forget.

homo unius libri

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