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Bluesky
04-24-2015, 10:43 AM
http://theweek.com/articles/551027/how-christianity-invented-children?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

Barry Morris
04-24-2015, 05:59 PM
I find this statement colors the rest, negatively:

"Christians endorsed corporal punishment for far too long. "

Sounds like a liberal attitude.

RWGR
04-24-2015, 06:55 PM
Proverbs 13:24 seems to support Barry's opinion

Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Of course, that needs to be taken in context. The Bible is not calling for physical abuse by any means. However, I do think it is telling us a good spanking from time to time will never hurt a child.

But overall I think the article is right on.

Bluesky
04-24-2015, 07:14 PM
Someone had to find the one thing in the article he had issue with. :(
I balked over that one as well. But other than that, I as well think it bang on.

Barry Morris
04-24-2015, 09:07 PM
Proverbs 13:24 seems to support Barry's opinion

Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Of course, that needs to be taken in context. The Bible is not calling for physical abuse by any means. However, I do think it is telling us a good spanking from time to time will never hurt a child.

But overall I think the article is right on.

I agree completely.

Furthermore, I believe that corporal punishment beyond age five is very likely a sign of poor parenting. And some kids, in my experience, don't need it at all.

RWGR
04-25-2015, 07:19 AM
I agree completely.

Furthermore, I believe that corporal punishment beyond age five is very likely a sign of poor parenting. And some kids, in my experience, don't need it at all.

Spot on

Bluesky
04-25-2015, 09:49 AM
Oddly enough, corporal punishment BEFORE age five can land you in court!

Barry Morris
04-25-2015, 10:45 AM
Oddly enough, corporal punishment BEFORE age five can land you in court!

James Dobson said never to spank a child before 2 years old.

BUT he had never breastfed a child that bit!!

Bluesky
04-25-2015, 03:02 PM
Neither have you, I suspect.

Barry Morris
04-25-2015, 10:11 PM
Neither have you, I suspect.

Oh brother.

Bluesky
04-25-2015, 10:30 PM
whaaat?? ;)

Barry Morris
04-25-2015, 11:12 PM
whaaat?? ;)

I guess you've forgotten how some women feed babies.