Posted by Perry on February 12, 2012 at 13:39:06
In Reply to: Re: Spanking kids can cause long-term damage -- Canada study posted by Perry on February 10, 2012 at 19:29:43:
The article links I submitted above are from media reports on this issue.
Here's an excerpt and links to a few articles I wrote on this subject:
"... Of course, there is an awful lot of physical child abuse that is not related to religion. Children are easy targets. But it is more than just sad when religion is used to justify assaulting children, it is immoral and criminal. Corporal punishment takes many forms ranging from slaps to torture. In my opinion, even a slap is an affront to the dignity of a child, or any human for that matter. Spanking children is not necessary. There are better ways to train children than hitting them, so why do believers who claim to have superior morals to those of unbelievers think it is okay to assault vulnerable children? If a slap is ok, why not a punch, or a beating, or a whipping, or water torture, or other tortures? Some believers don't know where to draw the line and children suffer or die."
[by the way, water torture on babies was actually used by some Mormon polygamists; see: ]
Corporal Punishment, the Abuse of Authority and the Rights of Children
Respecting a Child's Point of View
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