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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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Opus 2017-118: What About Socialization?

We home schooled our children.  That means that they never attended school until they enrolled in college.  I don’t want to brag, but I think they are doing all right.

When I mention to people that we home schooled one of the big concerns I hear is socialization.  What mystifies me is that people talk as if the socialization that takes place in school is a good thing.  Why in all of creation would I want children that I love very much to be socialized by the barbarians that fill our schools?  Why would I want them taught by the pagans that think tolerance means rejecting moral values? 

My class of failures are experts at socialization.  That is why they are failures.  They are so much in love with sharing about how they dribbled a basketball or who they saw at the mall they don’t care about their rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly, religion or redress of grievances.  In fact I always need to point out the “redress” does not mean changing at the end of PE.  Nor do they have any idea what grievance means.

No one has ever questioned that home school students know how to read, write and do basic math better than public school inmates.  Everyone agrees that they do well in college.  What they are concerned with is socialization.

But then that fits in perfectly with the goals of public education.

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