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.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Opus 2023-251: Soon a Reichstag Fire?

In reading My Battle Against Hitler by Dietrich von Hildebrand I kept coming across moments in history that made me feel like I was living in the past.  He was a contemporary of Adolph Hitler and a German.  He was also an enemy of National Socialism.  At the beginning of the book I came across this statement,

“On February 27 the Reichstag building, the seat of the German parliament, was destroyed in a fire.  Hitler quickly exploited the resulting unrest to secure emergency powers and suspend basic rights.  Terror ensured and thousands of political opponents were arrested.”  p. 1
People who enjoy history are familiar to reference to the Reichstag Fire.  From a distance we ask ourselves how a simple fire could cause such a fuss.  What is ironical is that we ask this after the country was brought to its knees over a minor virus.  It does not take much for people to call out for security and be willing to surrender their rights to insure it.  

What will be our Reichstag fire?

We are currently going through another time of growing fear as we watch what has been happening in Israel.  If you connect the dots and realize how many military aged men Biden has allowed into the country you start to get a picture.  When you realize that they have largely disappeared and no one knows where they are the picture becomes more clear.

What will be our Reichstag fire?

What will it take for the Biden handlers to get him to sign a paper declaring a national emergency and martial law?  How many governors will refuse to go along?  How many generals will see a promotion in the works if they obey?

What will be our Reichstag fire?

I don’t know but I have a feeling it is coming.  If you hear rumors of some big emergency then you might want to not answer the door in the middle of the night.  History has a lot of lessons.

Von Hildebrand, Dietrich.  My Battle Against Hitler.  New York:  Image, 2014.

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