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.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Opus 2016-308: Election 2016: And the Whimper Is...

Ever since the election we have seen all the people protesting Trumps election.  One of the popular themes is “He’s not my president”.  That is true in some meaningful ways.  First, it is being reported (and I speculate earlier) that a large proportion of these mob members did not bother to vote.  Since they don’t vote it is true that no president could be theirs.  Second, a large number of the rioters are illegal aliens.  Their presidents live in Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, etc. 

A silent and “noble” protest has also been going on among the teachers of the land.  They are protesting by passing their distaste for Trump on to the children entrusted in their care.  They disguise it as “concern” and “sensitivity”.  I have yet to be at a gathering at my school where someone does not express concern for the anxiety of the students.  What is strange for me is that I have seen no anxiety in the students.  I began to wonder if I was living in an alternate reality.

Then I had an insight.  The whimpering of the students is a reflection of the whimpering of the teachers.  One of the mantras of education is that if we expect high achievement we will get high achievement.  Maybe the teachers need to transfer that to our form of representative government.  If you whimper and expect whimpering then guess what you will get?

All the snowflakes are not in the street.  Many of them are standing in front of classes of impressionable children.  Many of them are administrators spreading their panic to teachers.  One of the subconscious fears of educators is that the public will wake up to the fraud they are perpetuating and cut off funding for the social conditioning that is going on in the public schools.  Do those of you who live in the real world realize that I, as a teacher, have the entire week of Thanksgiving off?  Do you realize that I have two weeks off over Christmas and New Years?  That I still have Cadillac health insurance?  That I am paid more than you are when I only work 39 weeks a year?

I keep hoping that someone will realize that the Department of Education needs to go.  That thought will set off a lot more whimpering and anxiety attacks.

homo unius libri


  1. Maybe someone needs to put a bug in Trump's ear about the DOE.

    1. Would it not be awesome if he actually did away with the whole department. I see nothing but benefits.

      Grace and peace.


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