Back in the day, children were a lot more disciplined then they are nowadays. You didn’t hear about children committing suicide because of bullying, neither did you hear about children carrying guns to school and blasting their peers and teachers. Our modern day children have gotten out of control. Some people attribute their unruliness to numerous factors including:
1.) they’ve taken God & prayer out of the schools
2.) parents can get arrested for physically disciplining their child
3.) people don’t like for others to correct/discipline their child
I remember my mama telling me that when she was growing up (back in the 60s), children would get paddled by the teacher who would then tell the parent, then they would go home and get spanked by the neighbor, then spanked by Mama when she got home, then spanked by Daddy when he got off work. You “spank” a child nowadays, you’re liable to end up behind bars.
@Missy: Of course I haven’t asked God for help before I took a test. I studied before I took a test and would never ask for outside help in such a trivial matter. That saying is out-dated and highly off-topic. I never once claimed to be an Atheist.
We need more of this. The whole system now is based on bad parents paying money for their stupid kids behavior. Make them pull weeds and watch the bad behaviors plummet. We have too damn many fast food parents, cook them some real food assholes!
@Long John: Right, you didn’t hear about kids committing suicide because of bullying . . . unless you knew the poor kid who was being isolated and socially ostracized by his/her peers. In actuality, it happened far more than you seem to think. Now, those kids can go online and find out that they aren’t the only ones being treated like that. Sometimes that leads to them getting angry instead of depressed or even gunning down those bullies. Today’s methods for disciplining children are just an overcompensation in trying to remedy the old fashioned method of simple people beating children because they were too uneducated and insecure to raise them properly. I don’t like other people to discipline my child, because too many who would be eager to spank him are either ruled by their temper, derive sadistic pleasure from it, feel that they must seem infallible, or have a sexual motivation.
And you take God with you to school or anyplace else you go. Keeping organized worship out of schools and state institutions is what protects our faith from becoming secularized. The only people who want prayer in schools are the ones who can’t tell their political beliefs apart from their religious ones. The Bible clearly says to pray in secret, not to make a public display(Matthew 6:6): “But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”