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.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Opus 2013-341: Nanny State: They’re Coming to Take Them Away

The well intentioned are again looking out for your welfare and the welfare of your children.

Sometime in the middle of the night a magazine showed up on my chair.  It was not there when I went to bed.  It was there when I got up.  If I did not know my wife’s habits I would suspect gremlins or some conspiracy.  It’s title is California Educator and it is published by the California Teachers’ Association.  I think it ended up on my chair because my wife is a bad shot.  The trash can was three feet to the left.  Maybe she just missed. 

On the cover was a picture of a man in a football helmet.  He was not a player because he was wearing a polo shirt.  Guess what the educators of California are concerned about protecting you from now?  The title in the corner was “Changing the Concussion Discussion.”  They now want to protect us from competitive sports.

I generally don’t read these propaganda tools.  I glance through to see what their latest avenues of foolishness are and throw them away.  When I opened the cover I was greeted by a picture taking up a quarter of a page showing a women in a shirt labeled “Chico State Women’s Soccer” bouncing a soccer ball off of her head.  Do you sense where this is going?

Let me give you the short description of the article given in the Table of Contents.
“Repeat concussions are now linked to long-term brain damage.  Concussion rates skyrocketed in the last decade, especially in girls’ sports.  CTA members...are promoting new policies and procedures to protect students making the ‘winning at all costs’ concept second to athletes’ health.” p. 1
Notice the little phrase they slipped in, “especially in girls’ sports.”  I think an honest reporter would say that the skyrocketing is because of the increase in women’s sports.  And who was a big advocate of an increase in women’s sports?  Liberal, left wing, progressive educators.  Now in typical, “don’t let a crisis go to waste,” fashion these concerned citizens are going to go after team sports.

Education hates competition.  Competition is masculine.  Cooperation is feminine.  Education is run by women and feminine men. 

These helpful, concerned citizens want to make you safe.  Think seat belt laws, bicycle helmet laws, gun control, length-of-blade knife laws, nutrition information laws, etc.  Ultimately the safest way to live is without any freedom or chance of risk.  They will make the decisions for you including the sedative you will be issued or the prison you will be sent to.

Remember that teachers work from the government and they are here to help you.

California Educator.  October 2013.

homo unius libri


  1. You might be surprised to know that I don't believe in tackle football, boxing and any full-contact martial arts or fighting. I think it all smacks of the Roman Coleseum and its blood sports. We lost a lot of brothers and sisters there, and I think many sports fans now have the same mind-set as the heathens of yore.

    1. You are right, I am surprised but your reasons I can understand. I would find myself agreeing on boxing and martial arts as sports. But, unless I missed something, you are not trying to force America into a passive, feminine mentality.

      I think you will be in the cell next to mine, not running the camp.

      Grace and peace.


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