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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Opus 2017-244: DEFCON: AUTCON

I am wondering if a better name for DEFCON might be AUTISMCON or some such thing.  When I was teaching I noticed a steady expansion of special categories such as autism.  More and more people were being included under the banner.  The reason is, Federal Tax Dollars.  People that you would consider generally normal but flirting with strangeness are being labeled as autistic and given “special services” in order to prepare them for life.  You see the same thing with Spanish speakers, handicapped, the poor and any other group that can attract federal money.

Every year at DEFCON we notice that the halls are full of people flirting with strangeness.  Geeks tend to fit into the description of the autistic.  They tend to be either anti-social or non-social.  They often do not know how to relate to other people.  That is one reason they are so in love with their computers.  Their computers understand them and are non-judgmental.  As DEFCON expands and the ranks are diluted with growing numbers of the mainstream sheep, the stereotype geeks become less obvious.  I would also postulate that they are starting to stay away because of the crowds.

This is not to say that autism is not real.  Some of the real victims are totally cut off from contact with reality.  The big issue is that no one really knows how to help them.  Part of the arrogance of educators is that they think they can fix everything and everyone.  This applies even if they don’t want to be fixed.

Be nice to the autistic.  You might be one and not even know it.

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