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, January 8, 2013

Opus 2013-11: New Terms: Chastity, part 4 of 5, The Quayle Prophecy

One of the lies that has been sold to young people is that they don’t need to be married to have the benefit of children.  Those of us old enough remember the flap started by Dan Quayle in his statements about “Murphy Brown.”  He was right.  Later it was admitted he was right, but at the time and in all the memories he was mocked for being narrow minded, bigoted and of course, stupid.

What was his sin?  He said that children did better with two parents.  Gasp!  How naive.  The problem is that his statement was true.

Charles Murray has done a lot of research.  It shows the truth of Quayle’s position.
“No matter what the outcome being examined – ...or any...measure of how well or poorly children do in life – the family structure that produces the best outcomes for children, on average, are two biological parents who remain married. Divorced parents produce the next-best outcomes. Whether the parents remarry or remain single while the children are growing up makes little difference. Never-married women produce the worst outcomes. All of these statements apply after controlling for the family’s socioeconomic status.”
What does that mean?  Single parenting produces the worst results.  Can a child come out of it?  Of course, but the odds are against a successful life.  Why go looking for trouble?

Marriage is not an option for raising children.

Murray, Charles.  Coming Apart.  New York:  Crown Forum, 2012. Kindle Reference, Loc. 2658-72

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. Yes, but strong families make strong naations,so the family must be destroyed. It's no accident, though I would be called a crackpot in some circles for saying it.

  2. I don't have the source but I have seen quotes from John Dewey about his goals for education and saying that the family was the biggest problem. Remember that Jesus' family thought He was Crazy and at Pentecost the Apostles were accused of being drunk.

    Grace and peace.


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