Despite that, my beef is with Unschooler (it's ON girl!! :)) who went on to say,
My heart sinks even as I read it several hours later. Retrain their hearts? WTF? The Christian belief system is truly flawed.
Now I am not going to question the fact that the christian mom displayed a certain christian belief system. Some christians like to deny it but the bible, as much as I cherish it, is a library of all kinds of different writings and some of them are simply ugly and stupid. We should always trust that there will be people who pick out those bits or use one reference to a quiver or rod or a snakebite to justify their actions or control others, even (or perhaps especially) if the others are their children.
But they represent a christian belief system, not THE christian belief system. Jacque (the christian mom from the original post) would likely find her chrsitian values questioned and challenged if she presented them in a group that included members of the UU, Quaker, Evangelical Lutheran or UCC churches. I know I'd like to sit down with the dear and discuss childcare.
In a wider scope, what is THE Christian belief system? After 2000 years we have thousands of christian denominations and groups and the differences between them are sometimes startling. I don't think the question should ask what it is. I think it should ask if there even is one.
But what about Jacque? I think Unschooler came close to the truth when she said,
I proclaim we pen a theme song for this kind of fanatical thinking.
Fanatical christian thinking. Works for me.