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, March 15, 2024

Opus 2024-047: A New Movement Needed

What are we going to do about the coup going on right in front of our eyes.  There must be some solution other than violence.  Violence would remove the elite trying to destroy the republic but would only replace it with another junta if history teaches us anything.  Look at the French Revolution rather than the American.  France was much more typical and had a lot in common in what we are seeing in our country today.

What are we to do?

We need to start with prayer.  If you are not a believer go ahead with your “good thoughts”.  I don’t suppose it will hurt anything.  I also don’t suppose it will help much.  

Then what?

It occurred to me that we might need a little cultural appropriation.  It might be time to resurrect the Civil Rights Movement.  The original was targeting a specific group of Americans who were being denied their basic rights as citizens.  Now the goal of the elites is to destroy the rights of everybody.  It may be time to resurrect the approach.

The original Civil Rights Movement had at least three types of people.  The first was made up of true believers.  That can be taken as a pun if you want.  The original Civil Rights advocates were the abolitionists.  Many of them were devout Christians.  I think that most of the stops on the underground railroad were in the homes of believers.  This of course would cause them to be true believers in man being created in God’s image and thus they would be true believers in the cause of what became known as civil rights.

The second were the Anti-American liberty haters that infiltrated because they saw a way to undermine the Republic.  Their goal was not really to make black Americans equal.  There goal was to drag down the culture and destroy it because it was too open to actual liberty.  These are the same type of people behind the 1619 Project that pushes the lie about the country being founded on slavery.  They were very good at looking pious but these are the people who took the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and turned it into reverse discrimination with affirmative action, quotas and the modern incarnation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness.  Their whole purpose is to divide the country.  At the back of their minds is the old “divide and conquer” mantra.

A Third was made up of party animals.  I remember someone interviewing some young men at an event and asking them why they were there.  They didn’t seem to be the kind that would be supporting the rally.  Their answer?  “Chicks, man, chicks.”  They came for the girls.  There were a good number of people involved in the Civil Rights Movement who were there for the excitement, and yes, I would imagine the chicks.

The resurrection of the movement would need to adopt the non-violent principle.  Anyone who was involved would need to understand that there would be persecution and suffering.  There would also need to be a strong element of faith and prayer led by devout believers.  Would it work?  I don’t know if it would “work” but I am not sure we have any choice.  The alternative is to sink into a morass of totalitarian barbarism.  

Does that mean there would never be an element of force?  No.  Remember how slavery was brought down starting in England and going around the world?  William Wilberforce and his devout Christian friends campaigned for 30 years to get results.  They did it peacefully.  That worked in England but in order to attack slavery around the world the British navy came into play.  It was a form of gunboat diplomacy.  In order to keep from being attacked the countries of the world had to agree to outlaw slavery.  Some places in the world just won’t respond to reason or moral arguments.

I don’t know how it can be organized but until it is we need to keep praying, standing up, speaking out and making a difference in our corner of the world.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

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.