An 80-year-old man believed he was following the Bible when he used an alkathene pipe to punish a child for stealing $1000 from him.This case is yet another example of the mad PC culture we have in this country. Whenever I beat my children with a pipe (no more than six or seven times a day, otherwise it hurts my back), I refer the police to Hebrews 12:5-11:
The man, who has interim named suppression, yesterday pleaded guilty in the New Plymouth District Court to two charges of assaulting a child and assault with a blunt instrument between November 1 and December 7.
When arrested, the man told police that he was frustrated by the child's behaviour and had been "seeking to correct him in the manner described in the Bible".
His lawyer, Paul Keegan, said the incident was out of character for the man.
"He is a Christian man and believes firmly in traditional methods of discipline," he said.
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord by means of an alkathene pipe, nor faint when thou art half beaten to death by some old codger: For whom the Lord loveth he savagely beats, and scourgeth every son whom he discovers has been nicking his stuff or giving him lip. If ye endure chastening with a blunt instrument or a pipe, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not, other than one who can go through life with some hope of not bearing horrific mental and physical injuries? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers (for the Lord loveth a group beating, though stonings are His favourite), then are ye stupid bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us with pipes, and we gave them reverence (even if behind their backs we cursed their evil, and would have called the cops if we hadn’t been so afraid): shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure (and for their own pleasure); but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, except for those who get off on that kind of thing: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness and severe injury unto them which are exercised thereby.Amen to that!