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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Opus 2012-245, Testing, 1, 2, 3...

I had a frustrating experience on a quiz I gave in class.  It speaks to the brainwashing of the younger generation.

The quiz was open notes, matching.  I don’t make it easy to guess.  I have 10 questions and 15 possible answers.  The last answer is “none of these” and I regularly leave one with no match.  I sometimes use the same answer for more than one question.  You can’t just guess and cross off the answers so the last one is easy.

That was not the issue.  One of the questions was part of a definition from the book, “All people treated the same.”  This was used to define the “rule of law” in the text.  Not bad.  As one of my random answers I threw in “socialism.”  Guess what the majority of students put down?  The book doesn’t even refer to socialism at this point and it has not been part of the discussion except in passing yet somewhere in their past these eight graders have been so indoctrinated in the supposed virtues of socialism that they feel they don’t need to look at their notes for verification.

I wonder if Animal Farm is still required reading because one of the lessons of the book is that “all animals are equal, it is just that some are more equal than other.”   Maybe it has been banned along with thinking.

I fear for my country, and my world.

homo unius libri


  1. I doubt many people read "Animal Farm", now days. You won't find it any of our schools. (Which reminds me, I need to get some copies for my library).

    1. I wonder if they would call that "censorship?"

      Grace and peace.

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    1. True stories are often sad stories.

      Grace and peace.


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