About Hating the Sin and Loving the Sinner – and Hating the Punishment and Loving the Punisher, Part #2

This won’t stand on its own. It’s a continuation of this one:

https://abusewithanexcuse.com/2014/03/17/about-hating-the-sin-and-loving-the-sinner-and-hating-the-punishment-and-loving-the-punisher/

 – in which I talked about homosexuality-haters and myself as a punishment-hater and made comparisons. I talked about whether these behaviours were natural and built in, but I ran out of space to postulate whether they weren’t.

What if they are choices?

Personally, I don’t like the question of “born gay” or not, because I think people should be allowed to choose their sexuality. Why not?

But punishing as a choice?

Punishing parents will say it is, that’s what prompted these posts, some said just that to me, if in different words. For me – spoiler alert! – the idea that hitting children enjoys the protection of being a “personal choice” is, uh, counter-intuitive, let’s say. Personal choice in the matter of consensual sex, sure.

But there is nothing consensual about punishment, is there?

So here we are again, this is our society: sex must be consensual, but violence?

Well as long as one of you is OK with it . . . 

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