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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, March 18, 2013

Opus 2013-99: Headlines: Is Reading at Risk?

I am a public school teacher.  As such there is coercive force put on us to be a part of the union.  One of the “benefits” of such membership is receiving the propaganda magazines they publish to continue the brainwashing started at the colleges and universities.  When I receive them I glance through them to see if there just might be something worth reading.  Hope springs eternal and is usually disappointed.

I did find a caption under one picture that caught my attention.  It was in California Educator, March, 2013, page 10, in an article called “Is Reading at Risk?”  They are doing a review of a book called Readicide by Kelly Gallagher. 

I didn’t bother reading the article.  It is the typical educational mantra as shown by the subtitles in the text.  First was “Blame NCLB and mandated testing” (sic).  Although they didn’t mention his name, George Bush is to blame, right?  Then of course there was the title, “No money for librarians/books”  (sic).  We all know that more money will solve the problem, right?  (The “sic,” for those of you educated in public school, signifies that they don’t follow the established rules for capitalization in their titles.)  Typical left wing boilerplate. 

Here is the quote that caught my attention:
“Kelly Gallagher wrote ‘Readicide’ after he brought up the topic of Al-Qaida for discussion in class and an honors student asked him to spell Al’s last name.”
I laughed, in pain but still laughing.  It is so typical.  I shared this with my classes and could only see one student who got it.  I have seen the same response in faculty meetings when I refer to “Big Brother.”

Ignorance is rampant.  Smug satisfaction is epidemic. 

Into the trash with that issue.

homo unius libri


  1. We have a nation of "schooled" (I dare not say "educated") idiots.

    1. I think that is spelled "Skuld." Don't ya no anything?


      Grace and peace


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