(Worst) Father of the Year Award

Sloan Briles is a real winner:

A California man was arrested for investigation of throwing his crying 7-year-old son into the water from a sightseeing cruise boat during an argument that shocked other passengers, authorities said Monday.

…”The father hit him several times and then threatened to throw him overboard if he didn’t stop crying,” Amormino said. “The crowd on the boat became very angry at the father for hitting the kid and extremely angry when he threw him overboard.”

The child was rescued from the water and given back to his mother.  In other parenting news:

1.  Treating one child as a favorite, according to a new study, leads to higher rates of depression both for the less-favored children and for the favored child.

2.  Children, with the help of their father, sue their mother for bad parenting — and lose.  Read all about it.

About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
 
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering

  • http://www.goodwordediting.com Marcus Goodyear

    Completely nuts. I just hope the bad things I do to my kids don’t stick. It’s hard to be a good dad, you know?

  • Aussie Rod

    Marcus is on the money here. Though I’ve never thrown my kid into the water I’ve felt like it.Though I never beat my kid in anger, I have been angry with him in my heart. Though I’ve more or less taught my kids about God through His Word its been less not more. There’s a whole heap of stuff that would take up all the bytes on the net to record. Thankfully God does not record these things but rather accounts us as righteous in Christ. nah! Mr Briles isn’t the worst father in the world. I am!

    • Timothy Dalrymple

      Yeah, I understand. The title was light-hearted. Thankfully the boy was fine, and thankfully God has grace with us as we fail so repeatedly. Agreed.

      -Tim


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