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 14, 2016

Opus 2016-273: Shoud-a-Beens: Throw Out the Bathwater

One of the original purposes of universities was to provide a place where great ideas could be debated, refined and learned.  Modern universities are rejecting that idea by allowing “sensitive” students to demand safe spaces and trigger warnings.  This decimates the ability to think.  It makes people ignorant dupes.  It will ultimately lead to a destruction of liberty and our republic.  Perhaps it is time for another fork in the road of education. 

Let the existing structure continue with safe spaces and trigger warnings.  I say that because there is no way to make progress without allowing the fools to continue to wallow in their cages.  Allow those “institutions of higher learning” to continue as day-care centers for young people who cannot handle the real world and refuse to grow up.  Let them be extensions of what our k-12 schools have already become.

And start a new track that provides a real chance for education.  Only allow admittance to that advanced group if schools would agree with what the University of Chicago declared recently.  The statement beings with this paragraph:
 “Free Speech Is the Basis of a True Education
Aug 25, 2016 By Robert J. Zimmer

“Free speech is at risk at the very institution where it should be assured: the university.  Invited speakers are disinvited because a segment of a university community deems them offensive, while other orators are shouted down for similar reasons. Demands are made to eliminate readings that might make some students uncomfortable. Individuals are forced to apologize for expressing views that conflict with prevailing perceptions. In many cases, these efforts have been supported by university administrators.”
It goes on from there and it might be worth reading.  It is the University of Chicago throwing down the glove in the face of politically correct education.  I can only hope that other Universities will follow, but I don’t count on it.  We need to move to start a new group of schools.

This will require some sacrifice.  We will need to pay for it ourselves.  It will mean that professors will actually be forced to teach instead of do research.  It will mean lower salaries.  It will mean a lack of luxury in the buildings.  It will be revival in education.  It will be a revolution.  It should be a bloodless revolution.  It won’t be peaceful but it can be bloodless.

This is an indication of what we need to start doing in the many areas that we know we have problems:  Welfare, Social Security, Medicare, FBI and IRS corruption, voter fraud and the list goes on.

It needs to be a peaceful revolution because history teaches that violent revolutions rarely produce results that are better than the cause.  If we don’t start the peaceful revolution then our children or grandchildren will become the mindless masses of 1984.

homo unius libri


  1. it is happening over the internet.
    look for udacity and coursera and khan academy.

  2. I did a quick search and found all three. They say they are free which is good but I know in life nothing is really free. I also noticed the second is linked to a number of universities. Are they getting away from the politically correct nonsense?

    I bookmarked them and hope to look a little further. Thanks for the leads.

    Grace and peace.


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.