1. “Culture War” Propaganda that Supports Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
2. School Beatings in the News “Parental “Support” (as long as they remain ignorant)
3. Paddling: “Out of Control” Pseudo Science
4. Paddling Brutality and Injuries
5. Reasons for Paddling
6. Can We Justify Child and Adolescent abuse?
7. Does Paddling Do Any Good?
8. The Phallic Paddle
9. Padding in the Digital Age: “Bringing Back the ‘Good Old Days?’”
10. “Did Jesus Teach "School Paddling?”
·$1,000 Cash Reward
·“The wisdom of serpents”
·Ministers, Priests, & Churchmen Free from Sexual Abuse?
·Paddling adolescent’s butts for Jesus?
·The Weightier Matters of the Law
·The buttocks is a sexual area
·Perverted Nakedness
·Adam, Eve, and “Porneia”
·Spanking Teens for Jesus?
·Quoting Bible, Madison activist shows parents how to spank a child
·Girl whipped with cord, wears sign saying she was spanked
·Headmaster convicted of child molestation murdered in jail
·“Buns Up” Christian Academy in Phoenix
·“Butt – Daddy” Video Headmaster in New Zealand
·Catholic School (maybe Baptist too) panty and bare-butt strappings
·Covenant House
·“Christian” High School Spanking Quotes
·A word to paddling principals: It is never “God’s will” to paddle her.”
11. Other Religious Views
12. Lifetime Sexual and Psychological Damage for Victims and Witnesses
13. Sadism: a Job Hazard for Paddlers
14. School Paddling as Sexual Harassment
to the first person who shows me a single Bible verse that specifically teaches that a school teacher should hit a student’s buttocks with a paddle! The above verse must come from a widely recognized translation, not a paraphrase, of the Bible.
Does anyone really think such a verse exists? Is my e-mail box going to be jammed with people showing me, “the verse,” all hoping to be the first person on earth to claim the $1,000? No, everyone who is promoting “biblical school paddling” already knows that paddling was never once mentioned anywhere in the Bible. Further every single one of them likewise already knows that school paddling was never performed by first century Christians. Beating children’s and adolescent’s buttocks in schools is, simply put, not a “Christian” practice. If you want to easily and quickly convince yourself of that fact simply consider a cartoon or photo depicting an early Christian man paddling a teen woman. Does this even remotely seem possible to have occurred in biblical times? If not, then we can be very certain that paddling is not a “Christian” practice, and that pretty much every literate Christian on earth already knows that.
I have, in fact, made such a cartoon. It was first published in the early 1990s in the newsletter, “The Last ? Resort.” Every Christian that I know of who has seen it finds it both impossible and sacrilegious to imagine such a scene. Some even go so far as to become irate that I would infer that a Christian man in biblical times might possibly have paddled a teen girl. These same people, however, often don’t have any problem at all with a modern “Christian” school claiming that men paddling adolescent girls is a “Christian act.” Wouldn’t it make more sense for those Christians, concerned about an obviously unreal “paddle interpretation” of the Bible, to instead get irate about real child beaters twisting the Bible to promote real abuse to real children?
The absurd idea that our American-style physical and sexual abuse, that we euphemise as “paddling,” was performed by first-century Christians makes the “disciple paddling” look blatantly ridiculous. Not one “biblical paddler” really believes school paddling occurred in biblical times, or was taught by Christ, the Apostles, or even by King Solomon in the “Old Testament.” I think pretty much every Christian, even those from paddling churches and schools, can instantly see that. Why then do we nonetheless so blindly accept “Christian” school paddling? If school paddling, strapping, or whatever type of school beating from non-parents to adolescents is a “true Christian teaching” it should, at the very least, be plausible to imagine an Apostle doing that. “Biblical” school paddling is impossible to imagine due in large part to it’s child-pornographic, sadistic, and sexual abuse aspects.
School paddling should, if we were an enlightened country that actually cared about its children, be banned at the governmental level, just as any other type of physical and sexual abuse of children that we recognize is—but we’re not considering that in this chapter. The churches themselves should take the lead, long before the world’s secular governments, and be a light to the world, a salt of the earth, and a balm to humanity, and protect our children. Churches should unilaterally, long before the world wakes up in matters of child protection, take the lead, and immediately and completely ban paddling and child beating in all church schools and institutions. Why on earth would any “Christian” institution allow the physical and sexual abuse of children to systematically go on in their “place of worship?” True enough they might “draw in some men” who love to sexually abuse kids this way and who bring some big money donations, but they could do the same thing by opening a porno house, and be more honest and moral using adult, aware, and consenting sex partners. If a church exists to promote morality, kindness, and a following of Christ, then child and adolescent buttocks beating, most especially by non-parents, cannot be justified.
Not only is school paddling not “taught in the Bible,” but since it seems sacrilegious to imagine it happening, not just unlikely, we have to wonder if it is not, in fact, an “anti-Christ” form of child abuse. Those who practice this form of ritual abuse in a “Christian” school are not merely “adding to the Bible” in some benign, harmless way like Easter Egg hunts. They are twisting the Bible to perform self-serving, pornographic child abuse that harms “Jesus’ little ones” mentally and spiritually for life.
There is, with the possible exception of blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, no worse sin in all of Christianity than child abuse. Jesus promised that those who offend his little ones would be better off to have a large millstone hung around their neck, and be dropped into the sea. If you believe in any kind of afterlife, where Jesus might be waiting to meet you, then paddling children should be “last on the list” of things you want to do in life. I would like to think, even if you are not so sure about an afterlife, that harming children psychologically and sexually for life, which paddling commonly does, is not something that a decent person would do either, no matter how exciting or arousing it may be for a moment.
Chapter 10: “Did Jesus Teach "School Paddling?”