UPDATE: violetwisp has just posted evidence for the benefits of spanking. Supposedly, we Christians have not provided any evident for benefits of spanking. Since I never could figure out exactly what it was, I could say the same about ‘s “technique”. I did not even think to ask for evidence. Evidence of what?
However, that’s not why I gave up debating the issue with her. My motivation was more along these lines. Imagine you are dealing with an ISIS terrorist, and that terrorist asks you to justify your continued existence.
Here is where is coming from. Here is her reply to my comment here.
is not an ISIS terrorist, but obviously does not think highly of Christianity. I think it suffices to say she prefers Christians were extinct. There is no point in debating your right to exist and that’s the debate wants.
BACK TO THE ORIGINAL POST
Do you want to get an inkling of the sheer silliness of some people’s priorities? May I suggest you read some of the comments to this post: punishing children. Because the conversation is so shallow, I have given up commenting.
Our ancestors struggled to survive. Pain was unavoidable, but we are so modern. For us spanking is suppose to be a grand tragedy, but it really isn’t. We still cannot completely avoid pain.
- There is still physical pain. Many a cancer patient can tell you about that, and bullies still beat up their classmates.
- There is emotional pain. Failed dreams. Rejection. A death in the family.
What is different from the past? I am not certain anything really is different. I just know people who insist upon making an issue of spanking apparently don’t have anything better to do.
What follows are some are some of the comments from punishing children.
So My Neighbor Spanks His Child? That’s A Problem?
Setting The Threshold Way Too Low
So what is the point of this post? Is it about spanking? No. It is about priorities. People were spanking their children long before recorded history. That does not make it right, but spanking works well. Perfectly? No. For example, as an child grows older spanking becomes a greater offense to his or her dignity, and we are big into self-esteem these days. Hence, spanking is not as popular as once was. Still, children need to be disciplined.
So what is the point of this post? If you are represented by a politician who advocates a complete ban of spanking, even within the privacy of your neighbors’ homes, you have my sincere pity. That man has no sense of proportion. What he wants is simply a waste of government resources and a good example of why government should not be in the businesses of educating our children. Do we need such busybodies sticking their noses into our lives and interfering with how we raise our children? No.
When we vote, we need to vote for someone who can tell the difference between a real crime and a difference of opinion that offends his ever so superior sensibilities.