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.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Opus 2022-216: The Show Must Go On

The January 6 “hearings” are frightening, or they should be to average Americans.  They are right out of the Communist play book.  That is why you see the term “show trial”.  It is used historically to refer to the series of trials put on by Stalin in the Soviet Union around 1937.  They were done with great theater and attention of dramatic detail.  They were widely publicized and made open to the public and the media.  They were all circus and no justice.  

Aleksnandr Solzhenitsyn goes into a lot of detail as he describes them.  One of the things that stood out to me was this statement.

“The only witnesses heard were those of the prosecution.  Defense witnesses were not permitted to testify.”  p. 351
You would wonder if he was talking about 1937 or 2022.  Welcome the Amerika as morphed by the Democrats and Rinos.  You may not be able to change the clown show but you can wake up and stay that way.  Keep in mind that wake and woke are not the same thing.

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I.  Translated by Thomas P. Whitney.  The Gulag Archipelago, Vol 1.  New York:  Harper & Row, Publishers, 1973.

homo unius libri


  1. Hello Pumice...just dropping in to say "Hello". I read your blog every day and really enjoy it! You always give me a lot to think about ....and sometimes a joyful giggle :) I don't watch much TV now days, all that wokeness and all...I spend my time reading, streaming tennis (I'm a huge Rafa fan for last 15 yrs.), trying new recipes ( I love to cook). I often think of Vincent Ton and wonder how life is going for grandson is on his way to Stoney Brook to get his Masters in physics. At my age I never want to wish time would speed up but honestly can't wait for November...praying that it will bring a fresh start for America! Hope all is well with you and yours :) Happy Blogging! God bless!

  2. Thanks. There are times when you wonder if anyone is really reading but if that were the reason for writing most of us would soon dry up. I keep saying I am going to call Vincent but tomorrow never seems to come. November can help. What we really need is for the church to wake up.

    Grace and peace


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.