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  •  I shudder (8+ / 0-)

    I've spent a fair amount of my time working in child welfare and religious zealots (of any stripe) who claim a scriptural basis for beating their kids terrify me.  Dobson is so nuts he advises that people use an instrument, instead of their hands, so the child won't 'confuse the parent's loving touch with an instrument of correction'
    (paraphrased).  Well, let me tell you that you can inflict terrible bruises with a wooden spoon.  

    And I can't tell you how many kids get beat to a pulp for "defiant" bedwetting, whether the parents claim a religious motivation or not.

    This is scary stuff, folks.  

    "My methods are new and causing surprise. To make the blind see, I throw dust in their eyes."

    by marykk on Thu Sep 21, 2006 at 04:17:43 PM PDT

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