Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Eons ago

Here's a great quote:

"The will of the parent is to a little child in the place of the will of God." - John Wesley

Aaand, Pentecostal and Holiness traditions stem from Wesley's Methodism. It's strange, how familiar that quote can still feel. V is reading for school, and she keeps reading me quotes from Puritans (along the lines of "beat your children now so they'll behave later" and "at the first signs of a will, start hitting them" - my paraphrase, of course). She pointed out that mid-17th-century Europe sounds like evangelical parenting today.

Evolve already, people.

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