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.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Opus 2021-187: Vive la France vs Allahu Akbar

French patience may be running out.  The news last week published the letter written by a group of French military leaders.  I believe all, or most, were retired.  A similar letter came out from American generals and admirals.  The point was that these people were not willing to let their country be destroyed by those who hate it.

This reminds me of an article I read long ago.  It was focused on France and how the people of France were willing to be very tolerant.  They also have a limit.  Because that early tolerance is interpreted as weakness and carte blanche to commit mayhem without consequence, the Muslim immigrants are of the opinion that there will never be any genuine lines drawn.  The article speculated about how the anger builds up, swells and eventually explodes.  The concern was that France would eventually take drastic steps to bring sanity back and in the stepping would set sanity aside.  The prediction was a blood bath.

I don’t remember if the article had a solution other than violence.  All I remember is the prediction that the kid gloves would eventually come off if the Muslims kept acting like spoiled children.  We may be seeing that happen.  I have my doubts.  Ever since the defeat of Napoleon the French have a history of talking big but having little iron to back it up.  One of the jokes I have heard is that in World War II France had the distinction of being the only country in the world to surrender to itself.  Of course the Muslim world has been the same way for centuries.  

Come back in twenty years and we will find out how it works out.

homo unius libri

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