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.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Opus 2018-221: Amazing Teachers

I make frequent reference to the low level of modern teachers on the intellectual and knowledge scales.  At least I do so in my conversations.  It always amazes me the respect that some people have for teachers.  In selected cases it might be deserved but usually not.  Borepatch has a post that gives some specific examples of the ignorance of your typical young teacher.

We home schooled.  Our children never darkened the doorway of a school until they visited me when I was teaching in the public schools.  We started the home schooling before I went into education.  At the time we were not aware of the general ignorance of teachers.  Our reasoning had to do more with the philosophical problems in public education.  Our decision has been repeatedly reinforced.

You might want to bookmark that post and refer to it any time someone starts their mantra about how underpaid teachers are.  Many of them deserve to be paid even less.

homo unius libri


  1. Teachers average more pay than the average joe, yet always want more. I believe that you could quadruple their salary and they'd start complaining again in a year or two.

  2. I disagree. They would be complaining before the next pay check was issued. I worked around teachers for almost 30 years and I don't think I ever heard one that did not claim to be underpaid, besides myself of course.

    Grace and peace


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