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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.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Opus 2023-107: Gangrene Alert

Gangrene is a rot that sets in when infection gets out of hand.

We are facing a rot in our society that is begining to go to gangrene.  We might have treatments today that were not around in the past but historically the only treatment for gangrene was amputation.  It was necessary because nothing could reverse the rot and if it got to your central organs you were dead.

The simple solution to what we are experiencing is to remove the rot, but there are problems involved in doing that.  

In the past we have used the rule of law.  That was in the days when the rot did not effect our courts and justice system like it does now.  Now trying to rely on due process and an honest system is like using the rag you used to clean your toilet to wrap a cut on your leg.

Amputation may be necessary but there is a difference between our streets and the medical tents of the Civil War.  The problem with social amputation as opposed to medical amputation is that the social is done with a two-edged sword and the medical with a single edged scalpel or saw.  No doctor expects a dying patient to jump up and begin strangling him with the oxygen hose.  That is what happens when you try to remove the rot with violence.  

Keep in mind that the rotten leg does not care about the rest of the body.  In fact you might get lost in a fantasy where your leg would rather kill the whole body than die alone.  That is the attitude we are dealing with.

I hope we can find some judges and DA’s who would rather save the patient than do the easy way.

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