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.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Opus 2020-031: Warm Hearts, Empty Heads

Someone said about the missionaries that went to Hawaii, “They came to do good and they did very well indeed.”  The same kind of comment can be made about modern educators.  As a group they are warm hearted, caring people who want to do good.  It reminds me of a child I heard about who wanted to help out so he stuck the hose in the gas tank and turned on the water.  Public school teachers no longer represent the best and the brightest.  While they do not get rich on their salaries they are definitely doing well.  I say this as a retired public school teacher.  Show me a job in the private world where you get automatic pay increases, three months off in the summer, two weeks off at Christmas, a week for what used to be Easter, a week off for Thanksgiving and full health benefits.  Oh yes, and you are almost impossible to fire.

We indeed do well.

Just as you will probably find a few informed, patriotic Democrats you will find a few informed, patriotic educators.  The emphasis is on “few”.  For the most part they have drunk the koolaide and relaxed into the comfort of conformity.  They embrace every theme of the left without thinking.  I remember sitting through eight years of faculty meetings when George W. Bush was president and hearing constant references to how stupid he was.  In eight years of Obama I did not hear any discouraging words. 

We recently went to a celebration of a 40th wedding anniversary.  It was a house full of really nice people.  Most of the women were involved in education.  The one in depth conversation we had soon degraded into Trump hatred.  I seriously asked what she disliked about Trump.  All I could get was that he was not a nice man.  Later my wife commented on the empty heads in the house. 

Again, they are nice people.  They might make nice neighbors.  They probably take good care of their pets and mow their lawns.  Hopefully they don’t play loud music late at night.  But they probably should be denied the right to vote.

homo unius libri

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