25 July, 2013
The insanity of “To Train Up A Child” is beyond my description and its cruelty is beyond my grasp. The authors of this book advocate physical abuse of a child beginning in infancy. Not discipline, but active, constant abuse. They recommend you pull an infant’s hair, hard, when he cries or bites a nipple during nursing. They describe, positively, a scenario where a man spanks a 12-month-old child for 45 minutes. As the child ages, the punishments get worse, and I’ll save you the anguish of describing them here. You can read the “Look Inside” sample online if you want to see exactly what they entail, if you have a strong stomach, or if you’d like to seethe in hatred of two of the most horrible people currently alive.