The Do’s and Don’ts of Discipline

The Do’s and Don’ts of Discipline.

Why corporal punishment doesn’t work.

Child abusers should not be allowed to hide behind religion

Not only am I a Humanist, I’m also a Humanist Parent, the author of The Bully Vaccine and an experienced animal trainer. I want to address the issue of corporal punishment because there is a religious book, To Train Up a Child which purports to explain how to use corporal punishment to discipline a child and some of the fans of this book have been beating their children to death. Literally. (See: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/pastor-corporal-punishment-advice-scrutinized-child-deaths-160004793.html)

I wanted to address this because not only is the idea of corporal punishment stupid, it’s counterproductive and no good animal trainer would endorse what is in that book. Why? Because it doesn’t work!  I’m going to address this topic as an animal trainer first, and as a humanist parent second.

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Our Response to the Proposed Book Burning is Stupid!

Burn a Koran Day is stupidCommentary: Burning books is stupid

Ok – so this weekend, an extreme Christian pastor is planning to burn some Qu’rans.  He is so extreme that a right wing Christian militia that likes to pretend they are medieval knights in their spare time is opposed to it.  What I think we can all agree on is that burning books, any book, is stupid.

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Hitchens on the big 10

Hitchens on the 10 Commandments

We Humanists and liberals tend to have a love/hate relationship with Hitchens. I happen to love him (see my other article on him to understand why). His latest video from Vanity Fair is a classic example of why, despite how angry we get at him, we keep coming back. And it is why I love Hitchens. Enjoy