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, February 13, 2021

Opus 2021-083: Choice of Options Narrows

There are really only two reasons to resort to arms:  To impose your will on an unwilling target or to resist someone trying to impose their will on you by force.

Which are we?

The imposition is one sided.  It has only one measurement, success.  

The resistance is limited.  It is limited by timing and methods.  By timing I mean that the use of force to a person of conscience is always a last resort.  Conservatives believe in reason and the rule of law.  Thus we start by trying to discuss issues and use facts in a logical way.  Progressives* have done everything they can to shut off our freedom of speech, press and assembly.  

We have resorted to the courts.  The courts present two problems.  The first is the nature of the legal system and due process.  They take time.  When the Progressives* are on the march they are aware that time is their enemy so they use the delays to destroy.  There is a saying that evidently dates back to Plutarch and was translated by Longfellow as,

    Though the mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;
    Though with patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all.

I got this from Wikipedia so you can take it or leave it.

When you try to get justice in the courts it can take years before you even appear before a judge.  The left knows this.  They also know how certain judges will deal with things.  Which leads us to the second problem of the courts.

It seems to me that the courts have be suborned by the left.  Judges appointed by Progressive* presidents seem to have no regard for the letter of the law.  Those appointed by more conservative presidents have a long history of drifting toward the Progressive.  What that means is if you know your judge and can arrange to have them in charge, they will find for you no matter what the facts.

Which eventually brings us to the court of last resorts.  In our republic this is a relatively rare eruption.  We started our road to independence at Lexington and Concord with a last resort.  We fount the Civil War, or the War for Southern Independence, when states felt they had no resort.  We saw it during the different labor struggles.  Generally up until recently in the political arena both sides have been willing to not cross certain lines.  With the one sided censorship of social media and the tech giants, manipulation of information by the media and abuse of government power we see going on the question becomes:  What are our options?

I continue to urge people to use the powerful tools of boycott and speaking out.  Violence looks romantic in the movies but historically it tends to lead to even greater tyranny.  In terms of history you might ask yourself was Cromwell really and Improvement over Charles I?  

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

homo unius libri


  1. I believe you meant "The War of Northern Aggression." ;-)

    1. I thought West Virginia separated from Virginia and joined the north.

      Grace and peace


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