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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Opus 2021-260: Them or Us

One of the tactics of division is to separate the rank and file from the leadership.  People who have issues with the Roman Catholic church point out that the Pope, Cardinals and Archbishops tend to line up as socialists while the communicants tend to be for liberty and opportunity.  The Bishops seem to be divided.  We see it when people try to defend Islam.  The claim is that the vast majority of Muslims are peace loving people.  The problem is the radical fringe and many of the “spiritual leaders”.  It is a common tactic.  Sometimes it is true.  Sometimes it is just to muddy the waters.

We see it being used in regard to the fiasco of Afghanistan.  We have Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and General Milley going major woke while the world burns around them.  We have the commander of the forces in Kabul refusing to allow a busload of women to enter the base.  (Based on Twitter accounts, Washington Post and screen shots.)  We have mid level officers being forced to resign because they know nonsense when they see it.  At the same time most of us know that the average soldier would be willing to ride to the rescue.

Are Americans responsible for electing Joe Biden and his team?  I keep hearing criticism about how we elected him.  I don’t believe it.  I still believe that Trump was the legal winner even if the Democrats had all their fraud well organized.  Take a look at the mandate nonsense on the virus.  Most of the government push is coming from leaders that are unelected and untouchable.  In business it is a mysterious group of board members and people with initials for titles.

So who is responsible?  Who represents the Catholic church?  Who are the real Muslims?  Who is in charge of America?  If we roll with the popular idea that it is the Pope, Imams and the President then we are off the hook.  There is nothing we can do.  If we realize that the people at the top could do nothing if they were worried about those at the bottom then we need to demand changes.

Stand up when the arrow points at you.  Don’t be silent.  We need a nation of people broadcasting that the king has no clothes.  Our future depends on it.

homo unius libri

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