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, July 23, 2013

Opus 2013-241: Discernment Watch: Zimmerman Did Not Kill Martin, part 2 of 2

What caused this death and others?  What continues to ruin lives and futures?  It goes on all around us.

It starts in the home.  Parents have been taught that they are supposed to be their child’s buddy.  We are supposed to be a friend, not the father or mother.  Authority is to be avoided.  Parents have been taught that they should not discipline or expect hard work.  They have been taught to let children express themselves and not be stifled.  You have seen this in the grocery store with the spoiled brat screaming and carrying on until victory is achieved.  You have seen them in restaurants refusing to eat what is good for them and getting junk simply because they want it. 

The lessons continues at school.  Students can cuss out teachers, be incessantly tardy, lie, cheat and steal knowing that nothing will really happen to them.  We had a big deal made last year about habitually tardy students.  We had the district attorney get involved.  We filled out forms.  We sent students to the office.  We had assemblies.  We threatened and cajoled.  It sounded real fine but nothing seemed to change.  Why?  After a year or more of all this talk one of our administrators let slip that they were only concerned about the times a student was 30 minutes late.  If they walked in at 29 minutes it did not go into the record.  Guess when they started getting to class.  They learn that there are no consequences for their behavior. 

The parents come to school, get angry, get sad, cry, beg and give in.  They claim that things will change but they do nothing to bring it about.  They express things like, “I give him everything he wants.  What is wrong?”  I have parents who claim that they can’t get their twelve year old to get a haircut?  Really?  The students have learned that there are no consequences when they break rules.  They believe they are above rules.  They have excellent self-esteem.

So Martin, and millions of others like him, learned that there were no consequences for ignoring the rules.  He had been taught that the world was his oyster.  His self esteem knew no bounds.  He was the center of his world.  He is now dead.

The people who created this attitude don’t have a clue.  They think it is more important to feel good about yourself than to have a reason to feel good.  They believe that everyone will do what is right if given a chance.  They don’t believe in punishment or discipline.  There are no real criminals, just victims.  It is all societies fault. 

They are killing an entire generation.  You just read about one that was famous.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.