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 14, 2023

Opus 2023-212: Worth the Paper It Is Printed On

As a retired public school teacher I think I can safely say that having a degree or certificate does not mean that you know anything worth knowing or how to do anything worth doing.  It used to be that you wanted the piece of paper because it was required to get through a door you wanted to access but I have read headlines that at least imply a college degree will not be necessary for many positions that previously demanded them.  

What are the odds that graduation makes a difference?  What is the ratio of people that education turns out as fools as opposed to actually being able to think?  Are you born a fool and your degrees just add to your vocabulary?  Does the arrogance of knowledge frost your view of the world?  I have met people from Harvard that seem to have a brain and know how to use it.  Is that because of Harvard or in spite of Harvard?

I think the evidence is increasingly showing that it is in spite of.

We still have many situations in which we must make decisions and commitments.  Are you going to trust the guy who tells you the Air Conditioning is shot and needs to be replaced?  Do you believe you need to take the medication that is being presented to you?  More and more we are going to need to do our own homework.  We will need to check with people we trust and see if they have any input.  It is also a good idea to develop a track record with service personnel to see if you can trust them.  I have a cardiologist.  One reason I listen to him is because he has not tried to push cures for things that are not really broken.

Keep your brain plugged in and use discernment.  Don’t forget that you can’t believe anything you hear from main stream sources.  Be responsible for your own life.

homo unius libri

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