He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
— Proverbs 13:24
Withhold not correction from a child: for if thou strike him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and deliver his soul from hell.
— Proverbs 23:13-14
Humanism in your world has been created by satan. You will bring back the adages of old of: Spare the rod, and you will spoil the child. Discipline must be returned to the homes.
— St. Joachim, July 25, 1973
Children who are spanked have lower IQs than those who aren’t. This finding was presented by Murray Straus, a professor at University of New Hampshire, at the 14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, in California. “How often parents spanked made a difference,” said Straus. “The more spanking the, the slower the development of the child’s mental ability. But even small amounts of spanking made a difference.”
Like many cruelties, the practice of corporal punishment to discipline children was perpetuated by benevolent Christians using the Bible as justification. This is not surprising, considering they also believe that a perfectly benevolent father would allow his beloved children to be tortured in Hell for all eternity, as punishment for not believing in his favorite beloved son, whom he also sent to be tortured and killed.
Needless to say, for people to acquire belief in these absurdities, they need the naivety of youth and a really low IQ. Which probably explains Sunday school and all the child-spanking.