A follower of gentle Jesus wrote: It is amazing to me that sadomasochistic people could pervert the teachings of Jesus to justify child abuse. If you as an adult can not be rational and provide role models for appropriate behavior, you should not have children. If you have the brains...just think for a moment. When you are beating a child for hitting a younger sibling and saying "I have told you not to hit someone smaller than you," what kind of a role model are you? I think you are a sickie.