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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Opus 2015-113: You Get What You Pay For

Why will many in the upcoming generation have nothing in life?  They have been taught that they have no responsibility.  They expect someone else to pay the bills and they get to chase the thrills.

So they waste and destroy.  For instance, when I get sick enough to do a lot of nose blowing I will bring a box of tissue, put it on the desk and share it with the class.  It doesn’t last long because selected students come up and grab three or four tissues just to wipe one nose or a handful to wipe a sweaty forehead.  They are not paying for it so what do they care.  I suggest that they could bring some but in the last 25 years I have seen about three boxes of tissues supplied by students.

One year I bought an electric pencil sharpener for the class to use.  After a few days it broke.  I was able to fix it but a few days later it broke again.  I took it back and got a replacement.  In a few days it broke the same way.  I fixed it and began to observe.  I soon realized that it broke after a certain boy used it.  I watched him push and jerk his pencil in a very precise way.  The sharpener was jammed.  Needless to say, I did not bother replacing it. 

Trash is to be thrown on the floor.  I have spent time getting them to clean up and what they would do is save up there little pieces of paper, put it inside the cover of their book and watch me as they left the room.  When I wasn’t looking they would dump the bits on the floor.

They demand clean, new books and proceed to write all kinds of filth and draw phallic symbols on every open spot. 

There are a few that resist but the numbers of parasites seems to grow every year.  In a few years they will be the ones who are expected to keep society going.  Some will change.  Most won’t.

Happy future.

homo unius libri


  1. not a teacher but see the same things.
    teacher in our parish had elbow broken when a little boy tripped her on purpose at school.
    apparently the 6 yr old version of the knockout 'game'.
    the principle accused the teacher of doing something to cause the boy to avenge himself against her.
    another teacher here quit after thirty yrs when a little girl [different school] told her a little boy was going to trip her.
    she went straight to the principle and quit instantly!

    where are you going to retire?
    my email

    i want to know because i don't think anywhere here or in europe will be secure.
    they are almost all turning out to be criminals and the whirlwind is what you get when you sow the wind.
    what i have never understood is how 90% of the people put up with and allow these things to occur, especially in the schools where their precious children are exposed to these actions every day.

    1. No plans to retire but I do plan to watch my back.

      People have been ignoring the obvious for years. They seem to feel that if they cover their face and say, "I can't see you" that you don't exist.

      Grace and peace.


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