Here we go, another round in Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife spewing yet again against any form of higher education. I had two or three other things I was going to focus on today, then this pops up like a noxious weed right after it rains. The implication from Lori’s words is that Jesus hates college?
Take a look at this morning’s little handwritten meme that Lori does. She’s done a pile of offensive ones lately, trying so hard to go viral. She’s now straying so far from the Bible that I almost fear for her. Ducking just in case the lightening bolt comes down and fries her soon.
THERE WAS NO COLLEGE THEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don’t know much, I may be ignorant on a wide variety of subjects, but I do know this. There was nothing in Israel of that time frame that was what we might call college.
Some translations use the words ‘ordinary’ and ‘unschooled’, in other words just regular guys.
Sure, the sons of the wealthy would have studied longer and to greater affect than mere fishermen and laborers. Unfair? Maybe, but it’s been the way of the world going way back. It’s still a sad reality in most parts of the world, including the U.S., that the rich get better access to educational opportunities.
With the rising costs of education this is starting to happen much more as time has gone on. Back in the Jurassic era when I was in college it was possible to work and pay for college at the same time in a decent public university. The costs of education have skyrocketed all out of pace with wages and the cost of living.
This does not mean that we have to forgo education to keep out of debt. It means it’s time for a change, to take a look at what can be changed, and should, and other solutions like community college or even trade schools. It’s not so cut and dried as it would appear to Lori.
Ironically Lori herself has taken advantage of the education perks that come with being the child of white privilege. She has no gratitude for the incredible gift given to her by her parents, only disdain and griping it wasn’t what she wanted. Which seems pretty typical for people handed things all too easily. I wonder if she’d have been without family funding if she would feel differently about college now.
There were not degrees back then, but people did clerk and apprentice for different professions many times. It was an education, even if it didn’t look like college classes. Most people end up learning throughout their lives even all the way back then. Lori labors under the delusion that education stops the second you leave school. Being a lifetime learner has been shown in studies to lead to improved mental and physical status.According to Lori you just need to read the Bible. Which is silly because even if you were planning to be a wife and mother without an outside job there are many things you can study in school to make sure you’re the best you can be, from finance to first aid and beyond. Don’t let a vengeful bitter shut in convince you that you must be the same.
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