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.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Opus 2022-230: On the Street: Enjoying My Freedom

As I have been reading and studying I found myself wondering how life would be different if our overlords of the Progressive Left ever get their wish.  I began to reflect on my typical morning:  I get up, spend time in worship and study, have breakfast, walk, do a bit of work and take a shower.

Sounds okay.  How would that change if the Biden controllers get their way?

Let’s start at the beginning.  Under the socialist regime I would not wake up in my own home.  I never read or watched Doctor Zhivago but one of the vignettes that I have heard describes how he returned to his large home after the Communists were in charge.  Instead of the house he left he is assigned one room.  The rest is given out to the proletariat.  Goodby home.

I would also be up and out on the governments schedule, probably eating at a common table out of a common pot.  There would be none of this worship nonsense and instead of a retirement check I would be assigned a place to contribute my work to the people.  Also, you can forget the air conditioning.  

I would not be able to walk safely.  Not only would the thieves and murders be running loose but the Gestapo thugs would feel free to stop me, ask for my papers and haul me to jail because I did not button my shirt all the way, or because I didn’t have a shirt with buttons.  I would not have a hot shower.  I would be totally stifled.  

Welcome to Utopia, or at least Utopia for the leaders of the party.

Keep in mind that the center concept of Communism is to get it for yourself at the expense of everyone else.  I know that is not how they market it but inside every Marxist mind there is this little voice that says, “I am one of the special ones.  Everyone else is below me.  In the end I will emerge with all the toys.”

What these precious special people don’t understand that under Communism they are always expendable.  The execution of previous bright lights was a regular occurrence in the Soviet Union.  Make note,

“And the first detachment of killers, those Chekists and convoy guards and also some thieves, who had participated in the ‘Kashketin executions,’ were also shot soon afterwards as witnesses.
    “In 1938 Kashketin himself was awarded the Order of Lenin ‘for special services to the Party and the government.’  And one year later he was shot in Lefortovo.” page 390
You don’t read that in the Communist Manifesto.

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I.  Translated by Thomas P. Whitney.  The Gulag Archipelago, Vol 2.  New York:  Harper & Row, Publishers, 1973.

homo unius libri

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