Spanking Debated
July 5, 2012


I don't believe any good person thinks it is okay to abuse children, but to say that spanking is wrong directly goes against the bible (which I am sure you already know ) , so I would not be stretching my imagination to believe that you have issues with the bible.

All we need is about 1 or 2 more generations of kids brought up the way you suggest and our world will be in distress like we have never seen. One would think after twenty or thirty years of such a philosophy resulting in kids who neither obey their parents, teachers, or the law, you would ponder that perhaps you are wrong, but after seeing your site, obviously that is not the case.

Proverbs 22:15: "Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him."

Proverbs 23:13-14: "Withhold not discipline from the child, for if you strike and punish him with the (reed-like) rod, he will not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell."

I know it is a waste of time sending this email, but after seeing your site, and the message you are putting out, it is obvious that you are one of the reasons this country is in the shape it is in.


Dear Nathan,

Thank you for your letter. I will not attempt to debate with you on the issue of corporal punishment of children. The likelihood of my persuading you of the dangers and evils of the practice is as remote as your persuading me of its benefits. This discussion has a parallel in recent history. About half a century ago, the debate over racial segregation in American society was the main topic of public discussion. Segregationists and anti-segregationists waged a war of words on the subject. Sometimes bullets. As a teenager attending 8th grade in a white-only school district, I remember that time well. I remember segregationists citing scripture in support of their cause. Today, with the benefit of hindsight, I believe we can reasonably predict that the current pro-spanking arguments will go the same route as the pro-segregation arguments of an earlier time. The shouting will fade into grumbling, and finally fall silent. That's progress.




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