Now, there have been two incidents in the past few months regarding Norwegian authorities and Indian parents disciplining their kids the good old Indian way (more or less).
Although, I have been a mute spectator for most of times during these two events a book that I am reading currently has forced me to write this blog post and decree that Norway is indeed an enemy of christianity.
I hereby give an explanation based on the teachings in the holy Bible itself which will prove that Norway should be ostracised from the christian community and banished forever. For they are trying to stand tall between the God’s will and parents disciplining their kids as prescribed in the Bible itself.
This post is dedicated the AJ Jacobs and his last book ‘The Year of Living Biblically.’
I must admit that half way through the book I am compelled to try living the way prescribed in our religious books. Alas, I shouldn’t have shaved my dishevelled beard or cut my hair. The potent combination made me look like a cheap Baba Ramdev. I am glad that my Yoga skills are worse than Bikram Choudhary.
Sorry for digressing.
Now, according to Wikipedia, as much of 83.6 per cent of the total Norwegian population is practicing Christianity. I understand that only 0.2 per cent of those are Orthodox Christians but I will ignore this fact simply because it will dilute the idea of this blogpost. Anyway, I have told you the numbers so you are free to argue.
I am not into corporal punishment but my views here don’t matter because I don’t practice Christianity. I don’t practice Hinduism, as well. My religious views are somewhere torn between Agnostic and Atheist.
But this is not about me. According to Jacobs in the above mentioned book, Proverb 13:24 says, “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.”
This proverb alone proves that the fact that Indians are so sensitive about foreign cultures. Not only do we beat our kids back home, even in Norway, we conformed to the norms of Christianity and continued with the exercise.
The Bible is full of examples which signify the importance of corporal punishment for kids.
Let’s admit it that most of us were mischievous during our childhoods and were swayed away very easily by the wrong. Just for that, the proverb 22:15 in the Bible clearly states that “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child; but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.”
With the above two examples it is clear that the state of Norway is, even though Christian dominated, is not so in practice. As a matter of fact, they are complete opposite.
Even the Pope has also joined Twitter recently and is following only himself proving that no matter which century we live in our mentality will continue to remain at pre-historic era.
Therefore, if an Indian parent hit their kid in Norway because the kid wandered from the path, Bible approved it. “Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell,” says Proverb 23:14.
Last but not the least, the child protection agency in Norway is totally against anything that the Bible stands for. Every religious man and woman on this planet has to first believe in the fact that everything written in the religious books is true and they cannot afford to question it.
Proverb 23:13 says ,”Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.”
So, dear Norway, its time you come out clean and let parents beat the hell of out their kids because you know, its written in the Bible.