We all know that line about sparing the rod and spoiling the child, but Frank Schaeffer reports at Truthout:
There is a brutal movement in America that legitimizes child abuse in the name of God. Two stories recently converged to make us pay attention. Last week, a video went viral of a Texas judge brutally whipping his disabled daughter. And on Monday, the New York Times published a story about child deaths in homes that have embraced the teachings of To Train Up a Child, a book by Christian preacher Michael Pearl that advocates using a switch on children as young as six months old.
You can read more here. And thanks, Cliff, for the link.
From Sis. Tracy, at Creedible, and thanks for the link.
To be honest, this describes perfectly my misunderstanding of the Trinity. I mean no disrespect. (And if you want to skip the sales pitch, the video effectively ends at 4:06.)
Thanks, Bro. Jim Palmer, for the link. I stole this link from him on Facebook, and I don’t feel guilty at all.
For more from this merry band of skeptics (I watch and read this kind of thing for exercise), go here.
Can’t have too many Duggars, I say!
I’m lying. This is their 20th child — and yes, I’m sure the photo I posted is not current. Oh-well. For an explanation of what may be motivating this family, please see this.
And thanks, Sis. CTLW, for this fruitful link.
Hey! I made a funny!
Here’s more on the Austin Lounge Lizards.
And thanks, Sis. Kick!
“True religion invites us to become better people. False religion
tells us that this has already occurred.” –Abdal-Hakim Murad