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, November 10, 2021

Opus 2021-316: Why Carry?

You should be aware that reality as it is portrayed in movies and such is not.  In spite of the great graphics X-wings cannot do barrel rolls in a vacuum.  I don’t care what the politically correct want to tell you, as a general rule slender, sexy women cannot swing a heavy sword all day.  And the point I am going with today, everyone in the wild west did not pack iron.  You may not have noticed but when you see pictures from those days with a group of working cowboys, you usually don’t see any guns.

On the other hand if you see a working farmer on the frontier there is a good chance he had a rifle within reach.  The farmer knew he was alone and that there were many sources of danger from wild animals to wild people.  Being by himself might look like a weak target.  He had to take precautions.  

So, is it a good idea to carry?

Look at the world we live in.  We are used to Mayberry.  My family was blue collar but I had no problem relating to Leave It to Beaver.  In 1950 I would have said it was not necessary.  Things are changing.  What we are coming to is the first few minutes of The Walking Dead.  In Mayberry it was humorous that Barney was allowed one bullet.  In the movie every step presented a zombie that wanted to eat your brains.

Sometimes a meme makes sense and one that does is, “It is better to have a gun and not need it than need one and not have it.”  With the leaky southern border and a federal government headed by Joe Biden actually flying illegals around the country you might want to at least go as far as Barney.  Add the thousands of unvetted Afghans that are being given free trips to the land of the Great Satan and you might want to consider your options.

It is up to you.  Remember that an armed society is a polite society.

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