corporal punishment of children in religion
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07-06-2013, 05:23 PM
RE: corporal punishment of children in religion
(07-06-2013 05:13 PM)TheGulegon Wrote:  Lets not forget it's not just physical beatings, though, Bows. For the life of me I can't find, or remember where exactly I saw, it, but there was a test done where a woman just berated the hell out of her son in public. Calling him stupid, and all sorts of nasty stuff. The boy sitting with his shoulder's slumped, looking defeated. It took place on a picnic table in a park, but was just an act. The idea was to see if anybody who happened to pass by, or were sitting around nearby, would actually confront the mother to stop her from verbally abusing the boy! One mother was embarrassed she got caught on camera, but she got HOT! Asked her friend to look after the child while she escorted the mother behind the nearest tree for a "talk", and let her have it. You can't get involved privately, ofcourse, but I had to give that mother props for getting involved with the public display. You just wanted to go up & sit next to the little guy; "you O.K. buddy? it'll be allright. here, have a kit-kat Smile" Only way for a society to change is through the actions of it's members. I'm not saying you should go around yelling at moms, or whoopin a dad's ass, but get involved. You know the poor kid 2 doors down gets beaten every night, call the cops, something! Don't just walk on by. There's got to be some sort of disturbing the peace or assault in public you could get 'em on.

You are right the mental abuse is usually worse than the physical.
I'm all for getting involved.
Keep in mind that many of these kids will get it even worse when they get home if a stranger embarrassed the abuser.
I am not saying you shouldn't get involved, but keep in mind that while you are helping the kid in the immediate, when they are in private again it could be horrible for that kid just because you got involved.

If the child isn't in immediate physical danger- consider reporting them via social services (license plate #, home address, etc).

Befriend those kids in your neighborhood- many times we have known the kid that plays at your house from sun up to sun down. There is a reason for it. And you might be the only person who truly cares for their well being.

"Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing"--Helen Keller
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07-06-2013, 05:51 PM
RE: corporal punishment of children in religion
At the baptist school I attended I was spanked regularly.

So much so, if I was called to the principal's office I would stick toilet paper down my panties.

Teachers used to make us stand on a chair and they smack the back of our calves with a ruler...

It's strange...I don't remeber ever seeing a boy get spanked!

Then there was all the praying for me and telling me I was going to hell.

But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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20-06-2013, 07:28 AM
RE: corporal punishment of children in religion
I think we need to look back in history when it was emphasized that a child be obedient to the parent. There are huge gaps here because it doesn't say under what circumstances. Yes, we expect blind obedience when danger is imminent as the child in it's lack of knowledge doesn't understand the danger to it's life. To expect a child to accept Jesus is a concept it can't grasp, just like it can't grasp death. Then as the bible says to stone the child for either disobedience or not worshipping Jesus is horrific. Perhaps this is the excuse to liberally deliver corporal punishment "because it says so in the bible"
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22-06-2013, 09:35 AM
RE: corporal punishment of children in religion
They voted for a law against corporal punishment, but the government still doesnt realize verbal abuse is just as bad or even worse.
And even the law against corporal punishment isnt that much regonized here.
I know a person who used to get hit with a belt by his father till his ass got blue,and one day he decided to call the police. The police told him they do not come for such minor things and that he had to sort things out on his own.
His father is now in jail cuz he beat his wife so bad she had to go to the hospital.
It is a sad story,but the truth is that corporal punishment in most 3th world country's is considered legal and the police wont do anything in such cases if it is not so bad you need to get medical care.
Like we say in dutch "pas als het kalf verdronken is,dempt men de put" wich means the solution often comes when it is too late

I don't really like going outside.
It's too damn "peopley" out there....
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