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.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Opus 2022-017: Headlines: The Answer to the National Divide

I had heard the concept before in response to the wedges being driven into the heart of the nation by the Proregressives*.  I have a loathing for civil war.  It never works out the way the true believers think it will.  Another solution for the divisions is being called a national divorce.  American Greatness has a good article on why that won’t work.

The reason it won’t work is that the left never plays fair or sticks to agreements.  You can read that part if you want.  They pointed out how the left has usurped the historic American attitude of the 19th century.

“This is their doctrine of Manifest Predestination—that the arc of history is long but it bends towards a pride flag and BLM sign in front of every house in West Virginia.”
It is a form of heads we win, tails you lose.  They feel it is their, excuse the term, god-given calling.  It is a good summary.  In case you don’t get the historical reference look up “Manifest Destiny.”

The thing that stood out to me is a suggestion of what we can do instead of surrender.  A good summary was,
“The solution is not some national divorce or civil war. The solution is for the Right to stop being rank amateurs when it comes to politics and governance. Purge the grifters and incompetents. Bring back the old sharks and have them train a new generation in the art of election warfare. And once in power, actually use that power to purge or destroy the institutions responsible for brainwashing so many of our countrymen. The Right has to articulate and act on a positive vision for America and break out of this learned helplessness that we find ourselves in as we point and object while the other side steadily achieves their goals. We have to learn from the Left in order to defeat it.”
It is possible to be strong and ethical.  We need to back people who are willing to stand up and push back.

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

homo unius libri


  1. Good thoughts! The only problem I'm having is finding some of that "old guard" who believe in the Constitution and law and order! They seem to be a bit scarce.

  2. Have you ever thought of running for congress?

    Grace and peace

  3. Oh, Dear Lord, no....Yesterday I celebrated my 78th "day of birth"....I'm amazed I have made it this far in this blessed life! :)

    1. One of the advantages of electing seniors is that you don't have to worry so much about tern limits.

      Grace and peace


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