Japan Probe into Child Rearing Practices of JW's

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    Mikejw, something I learned about the WTS, in countries that make it illegal to hit/strike your child can be held legally accountable for doing that. The WTS then took their publications that said that idea, were edited in that country's language to something different. So, the WTS would change it because a secular government said it was illegal. "On the other hand, in an article adapted from the seventh edition of the popular book Baby and Child Care (1998), Dr. Benjamin Spock said: “Spanking teaches children that the larger, stronger person has the power to get his way, whether or not he is in the right.” WT 2006 11/1 p. 5 But then in the same article "Dr. James Dobson wrote in The Strong-Willed Child (1978): “Corporal punishment in the hands of a loving parent is a teaching tool by which harmful behavior is inhibited.” " So the WTS does not say one is right and one is wrong, but speaks out of both sides of their mouth. The WTS cherrypicks quotes and only gives snippets of quotes, sometimes leaving out pertinent info that does not support their view. (An example of how some jws apply this doctrine "https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/nov/17/stephenbates "A devoutly religious couple from Chicago's South Side have been charged with murder after allegedly beating their daughter more than 160 times with a 2cm-thick length of electrical cable. A court heard yesterday that Larry and Constance Slack, both Jehovah's Witnesses, beat 11-year-old Laree - a punishment they believed was laid down in the Bible - after she was uncooperative during a search for her mother's jacket. The girl was tied to a metal futon frame, and at one point her five siblings, aged eight to 17, were told to hold her down. A towel was stuffed in her mouth to stifle her screams.

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