The following video demonstrates a strange side of Christianity – its tendency toward child abuse. Why would Christians have this tendency?
Christians, what say you?
The statistics on spanking – “The US department of Health & Human services reports 142,000 children are seriously injured from Corporal punishment every year in this country”
From the book: Why Spanking Doesn’t Work by Dr. Michael J. Marshall:
The use of corporal punishment also extracts a huge toll on our children’s health. In the most comprehensive report to date on child abuse, a fifteen-member board of experts, appointed by the department of Health and Human Services, compiled statistics on child abuse deaths and injuries. It was commissioned by the United States Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect. The 248-page report, entitled, “A national shame: Fatal Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States” concluded that over 2,000 children are killed each year by their caretakers (Cavalier, 1995). It found that “more preschool children are killed by their parents than die from falls, choking, suffocation, drowning or fires (p.34).” In addition, 18,000 children are permanently disabled and another 142,000 are seriously injured by their caretakers each year. These are shocking statistics.