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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Opus 2016-144: Middle Class Morality: The Place of Children

Our modern culture makes a lot of noise about the children.  When the liberals want to take away a bit of liberty and make us more secure they will often say, “It is for the children.”  It is just a smoke-screen.  Modern culture only likes children because they are powerless and can be manipulated. 

Modern culture looks at children as blank slates that can be molded for the use of society.  The humanistic view is that the heart of man is good and is only polluted and warped by the environment.  Thus we have the victim culture that can only be fixed by government.

Traditionally, Middle Class Morality (MCM) has taken a different view.  Children are precious, yes, but they are tragically flawed from birth.  The Bible teaches that the heart of man is evil.  That does not mean Hitler evil it means pull-the-legs-off-an-insect-to-see-what-will-happen evil.  It is a self centeredness that causes the average human to be more concerned about themselves than others. 

If you don’t believe that, picture a newborn that suddenly becomes 6 feet tall, coordinated and has the ability to talk.  Would you want that child turned loose in a china shop?  Would you want it to drive on the freeway?  Would you like to tell it “No”? 

In MCM the role of parents is to treasure children but to train them to be civilized.
(Proverbs 22:15 KJV)  Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him
Children need guidance and discipline.  They need to be taught right and wrong.  That is a concept that comes from the Bible and used to be a part of our culture.

That is changing and the results are not pretty.  All you need to do is watch the self-centered, narcissistic youth that are following Bernie Sanders and think that everything should come to them free.

They expect you to pay.  Society is already paying.

Viva la middle class morality.

To be continued...

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