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...)
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).