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, October 25, 2013

Opus 2013-339: Social Dementia

No I don’t want to forget what happened.  I am a history teacher.  The past is supposed to teach.

Every time educators come up with something new they actually think that it is new.  When I tell them we tried this before and it didn’t work they say something like, “Don’t be so negative.  Stop living in the past.  Let’s focus on the future.”  It is like our culture has developed a serious case of dementia.

When I first started writing this I was thinking in terms of Alzheimer disease.  That didn’t work.  My understanding of Alzheimer is that you can’t remember what happened today but remember clearly what happened forty years ago.  When my mother in law was going through dementia she not only could not remember earlier conversations but she could not remember what her daughter looked like.  She always remembered though when I made a date to take her to dinner.

So I think our society has dementia.  It only remembers what will bring it immediate gratification.  All else is forgotten.  This is why we continue to raise taxes when the clear evidence shows that it lowers tax revenue.  That is why in education they keep pushing the same things that have been pushed since I started teaching twenty five years ago.  They didn’t work then.  They have never worked.  They will not work now.  But they want us to forget that and look to the future.

Every country that has tried socialism has imploded and experienced great suffering.  Those with a solid free market foundation go down slower than others but the fall comes.  Ignore that.  Let us bring in more central planning and five year plans.  Let the elites make the decisions for us.  After all our modern socialists are really smarter than the older socialists.

Or we are just dumber.

Let’s try something new.  Let’s vote the suckers out.  All of them.

homo unius libri


  1. We're dumber. However, the next time they trot out the "same ol' same ol", Give them the supposed words of Einstien that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

    1. Einstein would have been rejected as a teacher if he insisted on expressing ideas like that.

      Grace and peace.

    2. Sad, but true. Just as the founding fathers would never get elected in this day and age.

    3. I am not sure if JFK could get elected today.

      Grace and peace.


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