Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Religion and Spanking

The philosophy that supports punishment
asserts that
compliance with the law for the law's own sake
("blind obedience") is a virtue.
Spanking is the chief example of punishment.
It is the height of external control.
Gregory K. Popcak

Can't help wondering about spare the rod, spoil the child. Many people who spank like to use it as some kind of proof that they are doing right by their children...whether or not they are the least bit religious. Today I found some interesting insights on religion and corporal punishment from other religions' perspectives.

If you are interested you might want to read: Ten Reasons I Can't Spank: A Catholic Counselor's Critical Examinationof Corporal Punishment by: Gregory K. Popcak, MSW, LCSW ,or A letter from a Christian Mom.

Other Religion and Discipline Information is also available from The Center for Effective Discipline:

Take Care...be aware,

Nancy Lee

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