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.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Opus 2013-284: Monday Pulpit: Progressive Language Arts

Recently our pastor made reference to the Tower of Babel.  As he went on to make his point my mind went on a tangent.  He quoted a passage that most of us have seen and passed over.
(Genesis 11:6-7 KJV)  And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
One of the reasons that God noted for the strength of these people was that they all spoke the same language.  That gave them the encouragement to defy God.  It doesn’t take much of a jump to understand that having a common language is a source of power in a nation.  The problem our leaders have is that it empowers us to defy Government. 

My mind moved to the push toward multi-culturalism and bilingual education.  The people in control of our country feel like we need to accommodate people who do not speak English.  There is a level where that can help people become integrated with the American system and values.  At that level it is a good thing.  When taken to the extremes that are being pursued it weakens and destroys the very fiber of the country. 

For instance, why do we need multi-lingual ballots.  One of the requirements of becoming a citizen is the ability to use the English language.  Or it used to be.  Maybe that has been removed.  If people are expected to be fluent why do we need to translate the ballot?  If a business wants to go bilingual, let the market decide if it is wise.  The government should not mandate.

The Bible is clear.  One language is a source of strength. 

I would submit that the resistance to a national language and a desire for a multilingual society are part of the hatred Progressives have for the United States and their desire to bring us down to third world status, with them in the driver’s seat, of course.

Multi-culturalism.  Diversity.  Wonderful thoughts.  Destructive thoughts.  E Pluribus Unum.  A whole different concept. 

homo unius libri

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it wonderful how that word from another language has become a part of ours? What a country. What a language.

    Grace and peace.


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