Tantrums Violence And Terrorism

Children who have temper tantrums, violent demonstrators who damage the property of others and disrupt others’ lives by force and terrorists have some things in common. They haven’t gotten what they want. They want something from someone else. They believe that by their tantrums, violent demonstrations and terrorism they will get what they want. They want to get power over others by improper means. Even if what they want is right, the end does not justify the means. If they are violent and destructive it is obvious that they do not know right from wrong. The violent ones plan well and bring with them the means of destruction. They have no intention of causing peaceful demonstrations. When a demonstration turns violent, any peaceful demonstrators present ought to go home rather than shielding the violent ones from justice. Anyone who stays and shields the violent ones from justice does not know right from wrong either.

Exodus 23:2: Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

Wise parents will not give in to demanding children, wise individuals will not give in to violent demonstrators and free nations will not give in to terrorists.

Dr. Spock wrote that a child should not be disciplined and his son committed suicide. So much for that philosophy.

Proverbs 13:24: He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Hebrews 12:6: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

According to the Bible Dr. Spock did not love his son and probably taught a generation of others not to love theirs. A couple visited their daughter and son-in-law in an Islamic nation in the middle east several decades ago when their son-in-law worked there for a large oil company. They were amazed that the male children were in charge of their mothers at an early age. They had temper tantrums until they got what they wanted. Apparently the little girls were not permitted to have temper tantrums. The fathers did nothing to stop the tantrums of their sons. It seems they wanted them to have control of women early on. Children having temper tantrums is becoming far too common in our society too. Sometimes they go on for a long time. Sometimes one or the other of the parents will take the child out of the store. (I hope they are Biblical enough to hurt the child*s feelings or his fanny, whichever it takes.) Thankfully, in America, we often hear a wise parent say no to his/her child and the child respects that. We all pretty much know the difference between a child who is teething or sick and one who is having a temper tantrum.

Children who have temper tantrums have taken one step toward becoming terrorists and violent demonstrators have taken at least two steps in that direction. Thankfully, most of them haven*t gotten all the way there . . . yet. But keep in mind that in recent history, many nations all around the world, leaders of violent demonstrations have become mass murderers. (Germany, Russia, China, Cuba and many others.)

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