Because I like opening cans of worms............
The ignorance of people highly amuses me and has caused me to make yet another post on Corporal Punishment.......Beating a dead horse if you will.
Let me partially address three of the arguments....
The Religious Argument
What a bad argument. Half the time people quote a line that is not even in the bible......"spare the rod spoil the child" search that in google along with Samuel Butler and you will find that that quote is NOT even in the bible. Another issue is the issue of the translated words "Rod" and "Correction".........
""""there are three different words that are translated into English as "rod" and the one used in the often quoted Proverbs text is "Shebet". The Shebet was the large walking staff held by the head of a family, the king's sceptre, or the shepherd's crook which was used to rescue and guide sheep. Guidance was given by the kind and responsible shepherd whose rod was used to guide and protect his sheep, not to beat them. A version of the Shebet is carried by bishops to this day - as a symbol of guiding, not beating their people. It should be remembered that the "rod" referred to in Psalm 23 comforts people"""...........
""""The term "physical correction" is a term often used by parents and others who believe it to be their Biblical duty to punish their children by using corporal punishment. "Correction" is from the Hebrew word "muwcar" and means "chastening" or "come let us reason together". Reasoning together has nothing to do with physically striking a child.""""
The Parental Rights Argument
Every human has the right to live life without fear of being physically hit. Now obviously life doesn't work like that and people can still attack you. Yet, it is against the law to do so. With children their parents can smack them and have no fear of getting in trouble. Children have the right not to be hit. It is about time that this right is recognized......
The Look How Kids Are These Days Argument
This argument does not even hold any ground. For one thing one of the most common forms of discipline in America is.....guess what? Corporal Punishment! Only now are psychologists and educated individuals realizing the damaging effects of corporal punishment and publicly making it known. So parents get all defensive and say these people are wrong. They try and say look at the kids! They are so disobedient.... when the fact is........ corporal punishment is the cause.........
Look at all the countries where corporal punishment is outlawed. I see no anarchy or chaos..... In fact most of them are better off than the US.
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