It is odd isn't it.
I equate it to specifically and emphatically telling your kid "do not put this fork in that electrical socket. Why? Just don't" then handing them the fork pointing at the socket a couple of times before walking away
I don't think it is. I think it is worse than that. I think it is more like telling your kid to not read that science book or he will die. And then leaving him in the room with a science teacher who opens the book and hands it to your kid. And then kicking the kid out of the house forever when you find out. And not having anything to do with his kids. And then one day you have another kid. And you have him killed so you can forgive your first kid's grandchildren.
Crazy people have too much sway with the rest of us.