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Originally Posted by moon.mom View Post
So spanking makes me sad and mad, too.
But just remember, it's been legal for a long time, and not likely to change.
(After all, the bible talks about it...)

(I consider myself a religious person- Unitarian Universalist- and I hope I don't sound condescending towards other religions...or political parties, for that matter...)
hi Moon.mom,

i'm not offended at all. there are quite a few Christians here that are against spanking and how its wrongly being justified by the bible, Please read the false doctrine of spanking.

It really boils my blood when Christians use the bible as an excuse to abuse children.

Here is another link to Christians for Non-Violent Parenting;

Oh, and here is my favorite article about this!

Not only did he (Jesus) give children status as human beings, they were to be treated as human beings:

Whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it (Luke 18:17).
Whoever humbles himself like a child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 18:4).
Whoever receives a child [because of Jesus' commendation to children] receives [Jesus] (Matt. 18:5). On the other hand:
Whoever causes [a child to suffer or stumble or sin] it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea (Matt. 18:6).
post #82 of 83

School Paddling

I just want to say that I would be appalled if a teacher ever hit my child. And despite my non-violent approach to parenting and life in general, it would probably be the first time I would ever punch/hurt someone. It is absolutely ridiculous that someone who does not have the love I have for my child to have the right to discipline her. Obviously the punishment would be worse coming from a stranger who's heart is not tied to the child as a parents is. I don't even spank my child let alone a stranger!
post #83 of 83
: I cant even believe that! How would these kids even want to continue going to school? I remember when I was in school our principle was allowed to use a paddle in the boiler room. My parents told me if I acted up I he would do it to me too. I was so afraid of that man, I couldnt even talk to him when someone stole my purse at school. My parents always threatened that they would call him if I was naughty at school. Those poor children that have to go through that. I cant believe it.
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