February 6th, 2015 11:21 EST
Pope Franics: It's OK for Parents to Smack Children for Bad Behavior! Amen!
"Pope Francis believes it is fine for parents to smack their children as punishment for bad behaviour.
He made the remarks, which were condemned by campaigners for child protection, in front of thousands of people at his weekly general audience in St Peter`s Square during a homily about the responsibilities of fatherhood."
Pope Francis has been praised by liberals for his reformist ideas, and rightfully so, the Catholic Church needs to join the 21st century.
But now he is being criticized for telling parents that it`s kosher to smack children as punishment for bad behavior.
I fancy myself as an enlightened person of the 21st century, but when it comes to disciplining children I`m old school. I`m down with the pope`s "spare the rod and spoil the child" philosophy. When a young child misbehaves it`s ludicrous to try to change his behavior by lecturing him, and it`s a waste of time explaining your child-rearing methods to a busybody.
Corporal punishment doesn`t need a theological justification; it`s just frigging common sense!