All children are born sinful (Romans 5:12-19). Their natural self is destructive and unrighteous. It means that they are not born with any natural “goodness” in them. That is why all children need discipline.
I saw this in a group post in a discussion about spanking your children- you know, the whole 'spare the rod, spoil the child' thing. It was mostly about James Dobson who I guess is supposed to be this 'Christian' who believes in beating his pets and kids or something. (I have no idea if that is true or not, I never looked it up)
Do you agree that all children are born 'sinful' have no natural goodness in them and therefore need to be disciplined by spanking in order to make them behave and become 'good'?
Answer by daps at 7:32 AM on Apr. 3, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 7:05 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 8:17 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Really, every bad thing a child does is because the parent has set a bad example. For every child who ever found the crayons and colored on the walls they saw their parents do it? What about the kids who see the candy bar at the store and take it without paying, are their parents kleptomaniacs? Oh, and of course the kids who bite other children must be doing so because their parents chew on them all of the time. Do you see the flawed logic in this? Kids are going to do things that they need to be disciplined for and it is not because their parents are tainting them, it's because they are kids.
Answer by scout_mom at 9:31 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by tootoobusy at 7:04 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by mistynights234 at 7:09 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
I think kids are born with both selfless and selfish tendencies. Discipline teaches them to focus more on the selfless. Spanking isn't my choice for discipline because I think that hitting people is wrong. I'm a Christian.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 7:09 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by Freela at 10:25 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Now, let's not be too hard on Dr. Dobson. He does say that a paddle or switch should be used rather than the hands so that the children don't associate pain and injury to the parents' hands. . . so at least we know he is a compassionate man. . .
It's funny to me that he has such a following. Did I say funny? I meant 'scary'.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:34 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by judimary at 7:24 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
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