Sunday, March 26, 2006

Better to have a millstone tied around your neck and thrown into the depths of the sea

Than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.

This story has grieved my heart,

http://www.newsobserver.com/102/story/418676.html


I hope it is a warning shot across our collective bows to seriously consider why we tolerate people who teach child abuse in the name of our loving G-d.

Jesus said it would be better to have a millstone tied around our necks and cast into the depths of the sea than to cause one of these little ones to stumble but, instead of a gentle parenting philosophy, Christians have produced some of the most draconian parenting books. The Ezzos, Dobson, The Pearls (material for the above article) are the most punitive writers I have encountered in my research into the world of parenting gurus.

The following thoughts are from my friend, Rebecca Prewett,

http://www.fix.net/~rprewett/millstones.html

More on the excesses of authoritarian and isolationists

http://www.equip.org/free/DF230.htm

3 Comments:

At 6:42 AM, Blogger TulipGirl said...

I wish everyone, especially those within certain Christian subcultures, would read those two articles you linked.

Btw, glad to see you blogging, Debra. And I'm glad you're posting some of your school papers. I keep encouraging Hubby to do the same. . .

 
At 12:19 AM, Blogger Carlotta said...

Well said, Debra.

 
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not about 'spanking' or 'not spanking'. It is about meeting every moment as it should be met.

You cannot teach parenting, as those who are taught will always blame the master.

Thus, every person must be born again or they will not see the reality of what I've just written.

 

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