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, August 12, 2022

Opus 2022-234: Headlines: He Spoke Too Soon

Even the New York Times lets some light shine on a subject at times.  We have a report of multiple murders in New Mexico.  The victims are all Muslims.  In typical left knee jerk reaction the White House screams about a hate crime.  That was before a suspect was arrested.

“The New York Times reported that Syed, a Sunni Muslim, might have targeted the men because they were Shiite Muslims and he was reportedly angry that his daughter married a Shiite Muslim.”

Is it still a hate crime?  If there ever was a hate crime it would be killing someone because they were a different religion than you were?  In that case this would qualify but I think Biden is wishing he had never said anything.  How can a non-Anglo be guilty of a hate crime.

In case you have not been doing your homework the Sunni Muslims and the Shiite Muslims are both Muslims in the same way that Catholics and Protestants are both Christian.  Back during the Reformation the hatred between the two groups of Christendom would have exercised that same animosity but most of that has calmed down by now.  Even though the split between Sunni and Shiite goes back even further they still have the ancient hatred for people who are different.

These murders are non unacceptable in a Muslim culture.  Welcome to the religion of peace.

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