Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Michael Pearl Defending His Strawman?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Spank and Save a ChildEditor's note: Now Mr. Pearl starts seriously unpacking his usual strawmen of 'you're not hitting right,' 'you're hitting in anger,' 'we can teach you to hit right' and lastly 'hitting statistics in prisoners are meaningless'. Nice try Michael, but this is the same rehashing you always do. Just because you keep repeating things doesn't mean that people will believe what you are saying. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Michael Pearl Defending His Strawman?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Spank and Save a ChildEditor's note: This story of the screaming psychologist that slaps her children is one that pops up from time to time in Pearl's rhetoric whenever he has to point out that someone is spanking wrong or hitting the wrong way. Is there ever really a correct way to hit others? Studies seem to indicate that if you use any physical violence on your children you are teaching them that violence is an acceptable way to settle conflict. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Delusions of Spanking?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - LaughingEditor's note: Sorry Michael, the only laughing going on are in those of us that see just how unsuccessful your children really are, that know about the way they live, the lives of grinding poverty and make do. For bonus horrible Pearl is admitting to abusing his dogs with the same plumbing line he beats his children and possibly grandchildren with. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Grandparents Should Spank Grandchildren?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Grandmother Strikes AgainEditor's note: Continuing on from  yesterday's sick idea that grandparents need to beat on children for discipline as well as their parents. He's also claiming that his children and those raised by his 'beat them to make them mind' philosophy are more successful. Hmm, let's see. We never hear about his two sons and their families. One of his daughters is married to a man too lazy to work so she's been forced to start up an online herbal business pushed by her parents. Another daughter was too traumatized to be able to make simple choices in clothing or restaurant preferences when her husband asked for her preferences. I'm … [Read more...]

John Piper Wants to Go to Prison: An Argument For Hitting a Child

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionOriginally posted June 2011John Piper is a very odd man. He is old and has many a follower that will stick up for him when there is even a tiny whisper of dissent. He tends to say some incendiary things, and then grandstands when the ridicule comes shooting in, waving it off as being persecuted for the truth. But in many cases, the truth for John Piper is a relativistic sort of thing. He sees many things in life as being very dichotomous - black vs. white, having no color. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: All Children Start Out As Selfish Little Beasts?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: What a horrible pessimistic view of children to have! According to Michael Pearl in the rest of this article you have to beat the 'sin nature' out of your kids to get them to toe the Biblical line. Has he even read the words Jesus himself spoken about being like a little child? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: All Anti-Spanking Studies Only Study Bad Kids?

This is part four of Michael Pearl's updated foreword to his book "To Train Up A Child" from No Greater Joy - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Now Michael goes on to claim that you cannot find cases of abuse in Christian homeschooled children who are spanked followed by saying in the studies that support no spanking that the representative sampling is all among juvenile delinquents. What about Hana Grace Williams? What about Lydia Shatz? What about the countless others that don't make it into the news but are surely being abused by the letter of Pearl's awful book? If his book is such a great resource for parenting then why exactly has it been found in homeschooling … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Protect Those Boundaries to Control Your Children

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Crazy CattleEditor's note: Paging Ms. Mel! Is this the best way you keep cattle in the field? With an electrified fence? I do know someone that is in the Quiverfull movement that did use an electrified fence to keep her children in the yard so that she didn't have to watch them. Mr. Peal can disclaimer this all he likes, but there will always be those that take his stories as instructions. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dancing With the Devil – Part 2

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - When the Worst HappensThis is for seven to twelve year olds … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Child Training From Day One?

by Shalom (daughter of Michael and Debi Pearl) Brand from No Greater Joy magazine - Training Starts at Birth … [Read more...]