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 11, 2011

Opus 2011-84, New Terms: Respect

/The word “respect” is not new.  What you need to know is that the post-modern, new age educational system is working very hard to transform the meaning of this word and much of our language.  When you hear the word “respect” used by anyone who has graduated from college in the last twenty years it is probable that they are using New Speak not American English.

Respect used to be something that was earned.  It meant that you looked up to someone because of the sterling qualities or actions demonstrated in their lives. 

Today respect means tolerance.  I have seen it defined that way in the history text-books that I use.  Children today are taught that everyone deserves respect.  This is the logical extension of multi-culturalism.  Multi-culturalism teaches that all cultures are equal.  This means that the culture of medical missionaries that are risking their lives to help those in need is equal to the culture of the cannibals that eat them.  If you don’t agree with this then you are misguided at best and guilty of a hate crime at worst.  If you are a conservative, Bible believer it is assumed that it is a hate crime.  You “don’t get no respect.”

Today respect is demanded, not earned.  We are to respect children.  We are to respect serial killers.  We are to respect newspaper reporters.  Okay, that last one may be a stretch but hyperbole has its uses. 

Beware of the people educating your children.

homo unius libri

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