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, April 24, 2021

 Opus 2020-149:  Next!

According to my notes, April 24 is Armenian Genocide Day.  It is certainly not a day for parties and celebrations.  It is a day to remember and wonder if we are approaching such an event again.  There have been numerous genocidal movements.  They date back to the beginnings of recorded history.  Maybe a few reminders would be in order.

In the Bible during the conquest of Canaan we have numerous cases of entire cities being wiped out.

If you look at the history of Islam you find it is common under devout rulers to have Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians wiped out.  The Armenian Holocaust is part of this ongoing tradition.  You can also see a watered down version going on in Egypt against the Copts and in Iraq.

Among the American Indians of North America the Iroquois stand out.  You also have the disappearance of the Anasazi.  In central America it was always a hope.

We talk about the Jewish Holocaust and in the horror we tend to forget the murder of the Ukranian peasants just a few years later and the millions killed by the Chinese Communists shortly after.

Then we have Pol Pot and the slaughter of Cambodia.

The list could go on.

We should not be surprised by the evil that is lurking in the hearts of people.  We should be worried because we see some of the same thinking starting to develop among the Proregressives* in government, media, education and business.  There is a growing movement to silence those whom are deemed unfit.  That will be all people who believe in the First and Second Amendments of the Constitution.  It will involve all Christians and Jews who are really serious about living their faith.

So pause during your day for a moment.  Remember the Armenians who were slaughtered for no other reason than they were Christians in a Muslim world.  Use their memory to motivate you to stand up for Liberty while you still can.  Perhaps this will speak to you.

    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out
    —because I was not a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out
    — because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
    —because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me
    —and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemoller

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

homo unius libri

1 comment:

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.