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, April 15, 2022

Opus 2022-125: Not a Party Guy

As I watch the expanding tyranny manipulating our judicial system I wonder what I would have done on January 6 if I had seen a policeman holding open a door at the capital.  Would I have walked in?


The reason I would not have walked in is not a reflection on those who did.  It is an awareness that I am not a party guy.  I would not have been there.  Most of the people who throng to events like the crowd coming to cheer Donald Trump are the kind of people who start a wave at a baseball game.  They are the ones doing karaoke at the local watering hole.  They are the ones waving their hands and running the aisles at church.  

I am the guy who can enjoy others attempts at being wild and crazy but not if I am too confined.  I am not a party guy.  I am not up in front leading in John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.  I am sitting over in a corner quietly smiling at the antics or outside looking dubiously through the door.  If you put me in charge of the three year olds I can do a rousing rendition of Father Abraham but don’t ask me to do it at my college reunion.

I can enjoy a seat near the front but not if it is crowded.  When I go to a church service that might be full I will not try for front and center.  I will find a place in the balcony where I can have an empty seat on both sides of me.  

The issue is not my recluse personality.  It is bigger than me.  The issue is the guarantees in the Bill of Rights and the current abuse of those rights by the ruling gestapo made up of politicians, police officers and judges.  What we are seeing is a political witch hunt with a specific purpose of shutting down dissent and freedom of speech.

Resist and speak up.  The time for such liberty is getting short.

homo unius libri

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