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, July 8, 2022

Opus 2022-197: Three, Not Two

One of the themes on the internet is a second civil war.  I would submit that if things are pushed as far as the Progressives want it will be at least the third civil war.  It occurred to me that the American Revolution was as much a civil war as a war for independence.

Although I don’t know if anyone can give definitive numbers, I have heard that citizens of the thirteen colonies were divided in thirds on the issue of independence.  One third were pro-British, one third were ready to fight and one third just wanted to be left alone.  After the war was won a large number of the Tories moved to Canada because of their loyalty to the king.  It was as much a civil war as a revolution.

The Civil War, which bears many names such as The War of Northen Aggression, had similar divisions.  Population in the two areas were wildly different but the land mass would have been similar.  And I would imagine that there were many people who just wanted to be left alone.  That would include almost everyone south of the Mason-Dixon line.

We are looking at similar division today.  We hear about how divisive the country is today.  That is nothing new.  The big difference is that only one of the players is willing to play by the rules.  The other is intent on inciting a violent response to their “peaceful protests”.  While drug traffickers and thugs are released back on the streets the January sixth suckers who actually believed the police were opening the doors and beckoning them in are sitting in jail.  It is still possible to avoid a Russian Revolution scenario but not if the people who believe in the rule of law don’t start speaking up and taking a stand.

November is coming.  Vote like there is no tomorrow or they very well may not be one.

homo unius libri

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