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 16, 2021

Opus 2021-032: Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, Define “Necessary”

How about something scary to read before you go to bed,

“When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another,...”
There are several concepts we need to look at.  First, and scariest, is the phrase, “dissolve the Political Bands”.  I like the word “dissolve”.  It has a gradual, gentle sound to it.  Unfortunately it did not work out that way in 1775 when we had the “shot heard ‘round the world.”  On November 3 we had the “steal muffled round the country” instead.  Will it be necessary to get into dissolving again?  I don’t know.  I am sure I don’t want to live in a Socialist States of America.

Is it really “necessary”.  That is the word that Thomas Jefferson chose.  Maybe that is why the Progressive* goons are removing Jefferson along with all the other Founders.  Jefferson will go on to make a case for the dissolving.  The hard part is knowing when you come to the place where nothing can be done.  This brings to mind a quote from Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
“You only have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power—he's free again.”
I had the hardest time getting verification of where he wrote this but eventually I found a site that claimed it came from The Gulag Archipelago.  

The American Revolution was not started by the landed gentry of Virginia but by the rabble rousers of Massachusetts.  Neither will raise a whimper today.  So far we have a bit of wiggle room.  We still have the hope that our states will step up to the plate and resist the power grab.  My hope and prayer is that the Communists in Congress will overreach and fall flat on their faces before the dissolving becomes necessary.

*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, etc.  Another word for swamp dwellers)

homo unius libri


  1. Unfortunately, The governor here in West Virginia is acting like he's from a New York democrat machine.

    1. I remember you warning us about him. That is one reason I have tried to discourage people from being encouraged by anything he says.

      Grace and peace


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