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, May 14, 2013

Opus 2013-155:  Nanny State:  Be Helpless

Every time I come up the stairs at school I am faced by a poster.  “Don’t face a bully on your own.”  It may be well meaning but it is really just another drip in the flood of brainwashing going on to perpetuate the nanny state.  There may be some cases when you need help and support, but most bullying situations can only be faced and dealt with by you.  Help will not always be there to bail you out.  Bullies may be cowards, but they are not necessarily stupid.  And how much intelligence does it take to see if anyone is there to help you?

I learned this the hard way when I was a child.  I was made miserable for about a year and a half.  I have written about that before.  The only times I was able to enjoy life was when another kid would come over and make the bully leave me alone for a short while.  The other kids got tired of it and after a time the rescues became very rare.  I was only ceased being a victim when I pushed back.

The purpose of this poster is to condition us for the nanny state.  The well meaning Progressives (liberals, leftists, elitests, Democrats, socialists) want us to believe that only the government and its surrogates can keep us safe.  We are learning not to stand on our own two feet because that might cause us pain, suffering and discomfort.  It also might make us reject them and their high paying jobs.

Don’t believe everything you read.  It doesn’t matter how nice the graphics or frequent the posting.  Think for yourself.  Act for yourself.  In a way this is an extension of the awareness that when seconds count the police are only minutes away.

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