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, October 23, 2021

Opus 2021-302: Headlines: Alec’s Law

I read the headline and several articles about Alec Baldwin killing a woman behind the camera in his latest movie “shoot”.  I did not read it with shock or surprise.  Things happen in life that we wish didn’t.  I am sure he feels the same way.  As many people on the right have said, I have no use for Alec Baldwin but I would not wish this on even him.  Too bad our “friends” on the left don’t have the basic humanity to extend the same compassion to us.

What I did find interesting was that he was not arrested and no charges had been filed.  That may have changed by the time this is posted.  That is what we call “elite” privilege.  He still walks free without posting bail because he is a liberal celebrity.  Based on what I have read so far, I would say this is the right call.  That is the way it should be.  

Too bad it isn’t.  In the classes I have taken dealing with firearms I have been told that if I ever have the unfortunate experience of shooting someone, I should assume that I will be arrested and need to spend $5,000 to $10,000 getting myself out, even if it is a clear case of self defense against a violent ax killer.  That is the way the law works, or so I have been told.  Evidently when it is a left-wing celebrity law enforcement can act rational.

I am not calling for Alec Baldwin to be arrested.  It sounds like the kind of an event that would can expect on a movie set that needs pictures of someone shooting a gun at the camera.  It was negligence but life, and death, happens.  I am calling for the rational understanding of the law apply equally to those of us who are part of the unwashed masses.  That is the point of the rule of law.

Maybe something good can come out of this tragedy.  Again I would advise you, don’t hold your breath.

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