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, May 13, 2016

Opus 2016-128: On the Street: The Divine Right of Students

The article was in the Washington Times.  I didn’t mark it so I can’t give you the link but you are familiar with the situation.  It was about the police and their involvement with students.  In the article a student was refusing to follow simple directions from the teacher.  Evidently she refused to respond to school security so the police were called in.  As things evolved the policeman was forced to drag her out of her desk.  Of course it was all recorded on video and now the policeman faces losing his job.  Who knows, maybe he will be prosecuted.

You may have been following all the nonsense on college campuses about safe zones and scary chalk writing on the sidewalks.  That is simply the results of years of being taught that students are special people who can do anything they want, break any rule, defy any authority and generally act like the strongest barbarian in the jungle.  Some people call them snowflakes.  In reality they are barbarians.

It is already in force in middle school.  I run into it on a regular basis.  I kid sits in the wrong seat.  You ask him to move to his assigned seat.  He refuses.  This goes on and on and finally you call security to come and remove him.  So far that has been enough in my world, but in a few years this child will require the police to be called.  After all, why can’t he sit where he wants, talk when he wants, text when he wants and generally act like he is King Henry VIII. 

People used to believe in the Divine Right of Kings.  The Chinese had the Mandate of Heaven.  In many cultures the sovereign is considered God.  Kings were above the law.  Laws were for mere mortals.  In our culture we are coming to the point of the Divine Right of Students.  If they lived in isolation it might work.  If they were the only one who felt that way, it might work.  Everyone else could just ignore them.  The problem is when you have a classroom full of prima donnas who each think they are king.  The result is chaos, or American higher education.

It is really all a part of the socialist plan to destroy the rule of law so they can rule by the gun.  The process is ongoing at a school near you.

homo unius libri


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    1. There is a conspiracy. It started with Marx, was advanced by Dewey and is now alive and well in our schools. But then, no one wants to hear that.

      Grace and peace

  2. still want to know why they are called students since they study nothing.

    1. So we can call ourselves teachers. No one would give us any money if we admitted we were baby sitters or crowd control officers.

      Grace and peace


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