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, August 30, 2021

Opus 2021-259: Home Schooling Myths

I keep reading about the growth of home schooling.  I am not impressed.  It isn’t that easy.

When I say it isn’t that easy I don’t mean the teaching part.  There are curriculums everywhere if you don’t know what to cover.  If you knew how little time is actually spent on instruction and how many subjects are just avoided because the teacher doesn’t know anything you would blow a gasket.  I would imagine that Laura Ingalls was not a math wizard or scientist.  She certainly didn’t have any college when she started teaching.  Her students could put to shame a lot of college graduates today.

Consider people who largely taught themselves.  The most famous would be Abraham Lincoln.  One that is getting better known today is Frederick Douglass.  When I served in an inner city church during college I was surprised to find that the kids who could read had learned at home, not at school.  If you are into the really wild side read about how Tarzan learned to read.  You might also want to admit that most of what you know that is important you dug out yourself.

No, the problem is time.  It cuts into gym time, coffee klatches and to be honest would require one of the parents to not work a paying job outside the home.  While it is doable, we did it, it is not something that most people are willing to do.  The big lie is that you can’t survive on one salary.  Yes, you can.  Millions do.  What you can’t do is drive new cars, shop the malls and eat at the good restaurants on one salary.

Home schooling isn’t for everyone.  It is no guarantee.  It is the best way to go but it will always be the road less traveled.  When you consider that the schools are pushing CRT, the Homosexual agenda, transgenderism, anti-Americanism and are constantly lower the standards it is hard to believe you could do any worse.  When you add up all the time spent on those subjects and wasted on crowd control you might seriously consider starting the journey.

Bon voyage.

homo unius libri

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