Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Four Things You Should Never Say to a Child

Children, enjoying the good life 
before godless progressivism.

Are you a parent? Do you plan to be a parent someday? Maybe you are one of those happy childless individuals who wish to give advice to parents? Well, here are a few basic things you should never say to children.

1. Kid, you were born bad.  It has been hypothesized by some metal health professionals that telling children that they came out of the womb evil, broken, or sinful is not conducive to positive self image. Do not expose a child to this sort of message:
Surely, I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5
Instead of presenting a child with the narrative that they were evil in utero, send a message of how they are valued, and that everyone has some good and bad in them.

2. Everyone is equal, and some are more equal than others (i.e., women are much less equal than men)  Besides playing havoc with the meaning of the word equal, there is something profoundly disturbing about the idea that over half of our species should be treated as second class citizens only because they lack male genitalia.
Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 1 Corinthians 14:34 
Thanks to the growth of Enlightenment/secular values in our society, children never need to be exposed to such misogyny.

3. There exists a super powerful invisible man who once killed 99.99% of all life on Earth.  It is strange that  a story about genocide would be considered a moral teaching. It is absolutely absurd that the story about genocide would be thought of a children's story simply because there are bunny rabbits and a rainbow in it.
Every living thing that moved on the earth perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.  Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark. Genesis 7:21-23
Let's face it, a lot of fairy tales are pretty rough. Hansel and Gretel were almost eaten by a witch, Sleeping Beauty was cursed by an evil fairy, the list goes on and on. However, the difference between those myths and the Christian myth of the Flood is that the witch and the evil fairy were never depicted as the hero. Think about it.

4. Drink poison. One of the main jobs as a parent is to keep my children safe. I keep all the dangerous, toxic chemicals safely stashed away. What I don't do is say, "Hey, that invisible man who killed 99.99% of all life on Earth said it's a great idea to drink poison."
they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” Mark 16:18 
That's why the policy in my house is to put poison where it beings, and to identify barbarism when you come across it.


  1. I agree with this list. Your title for number 2 reminds me of George Orwell and Animal Farm. "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."

  2. Yeah...outside of number four....the others all happen routinely...which is pretty messed up.

  3. "the difference between those myths and the Christian myth of the Flood is that the witch and the evil fairy were never depicted as the hero"


    And yeah, along with ReasonBeing comment, the first three were definitely prominent in the church I grew up in. The first one in particular caused me a lot of anguish as I was growing up. Still pisses me off.

  4. I'm having visions of my dead mother.....


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