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.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Opus 2011-286, New Terms: Cultural Bullies

One of the major differences between true conservatives and progressives (liberals, socialists) is the matter of control.  Both groups have strong beliefs and opinions.  Both are willing to pass laws to see their dreams come to reality.  The difference is in self-image and methods.

The conservative, religious or not, believes in what is theologically called Original Sin.  For those who claim to not be Christian, they have still been infected with this by cultural teaching or personal experience.  After all they say a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged.  Conservatives believe that men tend to be selfish and self centered so you cannot allow them free reign over the lives of others.  That is why our Constitution has all the checks and balances.  That is why we believe in the rule of law, not fiat.  We may think we are right but we know how dangerous it is to give anyone, even ourselves power over others.  Thus you have the American Republic.

The other side, however you want to label them, believes in the Goodness of Man.  The trouble is that Goodness is not realized in the poor huddled masses.  They have not come to awareness yet.  Only the elite, superior classes have arrived and they bear, not the White Man’s Burden, but the Wise Man’s Burden.  They have the solemn duty to try to bring the less fortunate up to the level of Goodness that is inherent in them.  It is just not realized yet.  Sometimes in order to make this glorious omelet it is necessary to break a few eggs.  This is why the Stalin’s, Mao’s and Hitler’s of the world felt justified in murdering millions.  It was for the good of humanity.  This is why the Obama’s, Reid’s and Pelosi’s of the world feel they are justified in taking your money and giving it to someone else.  It is for your own good.  This is why the Gore’s, Green Peace’s and Sierra Clubber’s of the world feel it is okay to drive you out of your cars and air conditioning.  It is for the good of the planet.  You are only a part of the planet and, as a human being, the least important part. 

Public education is on a new rampage.  We have come to the conclusion that the reason Johnny can’t read is bullying.  We are investing millions in bullying curriculum.  With that in mind I would like to suggest a new term for these people who want to run our lives:  Cultural Bullies.  They are not elitists, a new aristocracy, socialists, or mob enforcers.  They are Cultural Bullies.  They think they know what is best for others and are willing to use whatever is necessary to force people into their molds. 

Education thinks the answer to bullying is to talk to a counselor.  That translates into more government control.  Since you can’t control your own life you need Big Brother to step in and make you secure.

My personal experience is that the best way to deal with a bully is to punch him in the nose.

But I guess that makes me an uncultured bully.  It also makes me right.

homo unius libri


  1. I learned long ago that the only way to stop a bully was to beat the snot out of him. Do you think it would work with liberals?

  2. I'm not sure anything will work with liberals. We also have the disadvantage that we are expected to go the extra mile but I know that there comes a time when it is not attitude but correction of evil that needs to be done. I don't see Jesus doing a lot of cheek turning. He put the Pharisees in their place, cleaned out the temple and drove out demons.

    Grace and peace.


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