Religion has a horrible way of allowing abusive behaviours, and claiming them to be in the name of ‘God’.
‘God wants me to thrash you with a belt – so I must’.
WRONG! This is abuse and many people enable it.
The cult-like church I went to and was abused by – have ‘parenting’ courses, only the inner circle are allowed to attend.
I was never ‘allowed’…..because they knew I would strongly disagree with the abuse they promoted.
They have 3 stages of ‘parenting’ all the inner circle are meant to comply with. And you are frowned upon, if you don’t.
All three stages involve and focus on physical punishment.
From babies onwards.
The people who run the parenting course, who are also elders in the church…
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