Courtesy of the Center for Essential Education. Lessons learned from the trip:
- Division of Labor is not really a bad idea. I would rather do a lot of political analyzing and sell it for pottery, barley, and rope than make the pottery, barley, and rope myself. Thanks, Adam Smith.
- When somebody has a Scots Calvinist in his family tree, he doesn't forget it very quickly.
- Bluegrass music is the best.
- American Protestants have better religious songs than American Catholics. Gregorian chant is not American - it came from Europe.
- Gospel music tends to jibe well with Catholic teaching.
- All the same, "Amazing Grace" is still the only worthwhile Gospel song.
- Some people find the difference between Chocolate and Carob important.
- Apple cider is better than soda.
- Sorghum is not really for human consumption.
- Women are the prime beneficiaries of the Industrial Revolution. Weaving, for instance, used to take two women (somehow, never men) operating a large intricate device, weaving 1 inch of fabric every 5 minutes or so. Nowadays, machines weave hundreds of times faster.
- When the Bible says Goliath had a spear like a weaver's shuttle, it means it was BIG.
- Protestants, unlike me, use "I feel" when they mean "I decided that the best way to serve God was..."
More later - my sister is pushing me off - PUT DOWN THAT CATTLE PROD, YOUNG LADY!
Though these people sound rather like "Crunchy Cons" in my opinion.