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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Opus 2013-161: New Terms: Cultural Abuse

The public square is having a tizzy over bullying.  It is part of a mantra of dangers to our self esteem that is being broadcast in order to condition people for the nanny state stepping in to make us feel safe. 

Bullying is often lumped in with concerns about child abuse.  Child abuse, unlike bullying, is a real, life destroying issue.  The confusion comes when our elitest leaders take a real issue and begin the process of piling on by adding all kinds of issues that are not part of the real problem.  The social workers and teachers of the nanny state are supposed to report if they even suspect there is abuse going on.  The person accused has their life ruined and the accuser walks away scot free. 

Then you expand the definition to include such things as neglect and emotional conflict as child abuse.  This opens to door to include almost anything the educator or social worker doesn’t like.  Do you force your child to eat his vegetables?  That is abusive.  If you force him to go to church, it is abuse.  Did you forget to give him his lunch money today?  That is neglect.  Call Uncle Sugar.

I would like to add to the mix.  What I see the adults in public education doing I want to begin calling “cultural Abuse.”  Not physical or emotional but cultural.  We are destroying a generation.


By letting them go through life thinking there are no consequences for their actions.  Day after day I see students wandering the halls and no action is taken.  Students have fifty tardies in one period and nothing happens.  This year out of 218 students we are told that 151 are failing at least one class and are not eligible for promotion activities.  Notice I did not say, “Not eligible for promotion.”  All of them will be moving ahead to the ninth grade.  None will be held back.  The mantra is that it would damage their self esteem.

I suggest that these adults in charge are destroying a generation by destroying their understanding of how the culture works.  In the long run they are destroying the culture.  Thus I am coining a phrase, “Cultural Abuse.” 

I would say, “Coming to a school near you” but I am afraid it is already  there.

homo unius libri


  1. Sad but true. We're raising a bunch of touchie-feelie pansies.

    1. If you can see it and I can see it, why can't they see it?

      Grace and peace.


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