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, February 3, 2017

Opus 2017-036: 50 Shades of Hate

Will I make it to retirement?  Sometimes I wonder if it will be worth it.

I came across a story about a teacher being fired for showing the Confederate flag in his classroom.  It wasn’t a case of waving it, singing Dixie and demanding secession.  It’s not like he was from California demanding to be set free from the nation.  Oh, wait.  I think he was in California, oh well.

No.  He was teaching a unit on the Civil War and on one wall he had a presentation that included the Stars and Bars.  On the other he had the Stars and Stripes.  Evidently this is a sign of hate and racism in his school district.  I played a newscast for one of my classes and we had a good discussion.  It always amazes me that children who have not been brainwashed by political correctness can often see the issues more clearly than the adults doing the washing.

When I got home that evening I began wondering about my walls and the next day when I went to class, sure enough, there was a confederate flag on the wall.  It was right next to a picture of Robert E. Lee.  I guess that makes me a hate monger.  The only problem is that the pictures were on a poster drawn by a student for a class presentation.  I am going to leave it up.  Maybe it will get me put on administrative leave.  Maybe I can retire early.  That should give me the chance to play more golf until my lawsuit cleans out the coffers of the district.

I hope the guy sues and I hope he gets a jury full of people from Georgia.

homo unius libri


  1. I'm getting a tad concerned about the whole concept of free speech and sharing of ideas & perspectives these days.

  2. Replies
    1. If he wins then under common law I would be able to sue on the same grounds because there was precedent.

      Grace and peace.


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