Re: Father charged in son's spanking.Sep 4th, 2009
If one said it is wrong to be a catholic, because I am an atheist, I would
agree with you.
The subject is only about 'hitting' another, or 'spanking', just another word
for hitting, sounds cuter.
Indeed talloola, spanking is just a euphemism, it sounds better than beating or hitting. And ironically, this same crowd, the prolife crowd (most of the pro spanking crowd is also prolife) accuses the other side of using euphemisms, to them ‘fetus’ is a euphemism, one must say ‘baby’.
Or a politician may call himself a Libertarian, that sounds better than Conservative (though many libertarians are really conservatives masquerading under a different label).
It is just that euphemism sounds better, washes away any guilt associated with the action, and denies responsibility for the consequences (my son had to be hospitalized because of the spanking? Well, I only had the best interests of the child at heart; I was doing what was best for him. It was only spanking, after all, not a beating).