Michael Pearl’s Grandchildren Laugh

They laugh when they see their Big Papa coming (that’s me) because Big Papa is laughing and they don’t care why just as long as he laughs with them.  (Source)

Why you ask?  Because they know that it’s their only reprieve and that at any moment they’ll do something that, even if they meant no harm by it, triggers the spanking to begin again.


It has come to may attention that a vocal few are decrying our sensible application of the Biblical rod in training up our children. I laugh at my caustic critics, for our properly spanked and trained children grow to maturity in great peace and love. Numbered in the millions, these kids become the models of self-control and discipline, highly educated and creative—entrepreneurs that pay the taxes your children will receive in entitlements.

When your children finally find an honest mechanic or a trustworthy homebuilder, it will be one of ours. When your children apply for a job it will be at a company our children founded. When they go to a doctor, it will be one of our Christian children that heals them with cutting edge innovation. When your adult kids go for therapy it will be one of our kids-become-psychologist that directs them to the couch and challenges them to release their self-loathing and embrace hope for a better tomorrow.

Blog Author’s Note: There is an interesting principle that states that often people who struggle internally will project their own feelings, thoughts, confidences, and insecurities onto others. When the person doing the projecting either needs to bolster their own damaged self-esteem by appearing more intelligent than they are, or “cover over” and redirect focus away from the very thing they struggle with the most, they will project these concerns onto others, in a variety of fashions.

If this sort of behavior is occurring and the person doing the projection (the offender) is confronted, they will most often deny, become hostile, and repeat the behavior in an intensified manner.

When your children grow old and realize their mortality and seek to make peace with their Creator, it will be one of our children that shares with them the message of God’s love and forgiveness.

My five grown children are laughing at your foolish, uninformed criticism of God’s method of child training, for their kids—my 17 grandkids—are laughing . . . because that is what they do most of the time. They laugh when Daddy is coming home. The laugh when it is time to do more homeschooling. They laugh when it is time to practice the violin and piano. They laugh when they see their Big Papa coming (that’s me) because Big Papa is laughing and they don’t care why just as long as he laughs with them.

We aren’t hearing from any of these children that disagree with their family’s methods; the fear and confusion, and brainwashing that has been instilled in them keeps them silent.  I pray that one of them, as he or she grows, will have the courage to eventually speak out.  I suspect it won’t happen in the first generation, but the grandchildren stand a chance.  It won’t be until they’re grown either, for fear of the beating and excommunication they surely face, but it will happen.  The human spirit, even if repeatedly broken in childhood, can and does prevail.  There is hope, little ones.  The rest of the world sees how delusional and abusive this group of people really are.

My granddaughters laugh with joy after giving their baby dolls a spanking for “being naughty” because they know their dolls will grow up to be the best mamas and daddies in the world—just like them.

From an adult who has spoken:  “I struggled with this double message as a child. I feel a deep sense of shame as I remember hitting and torturing my dolls and Barbies when no one was around. I needed some way to express the fear, pain, and sexual confusion I felt inside; yet my childish mind couldn’t comprehend the significance of what I was doing.

People all around the world, in places like Russia, China, Germany, New Zealand, Guatemala, Peru, Africa, and fifty other countries are laughing with joy because after applying the Biblical principles found in our books they finally have happy and obedient children.

They have obedient children because their children are terrified to behave any differently.  This is not a victory!  People, if you believe that the perceived positive behavior is a result of this method, you are correct.  Children are not stupid.  They will not intentionally put themselves into a position of disgusting and destructive treatment by those they are supposed to love and trust.

Listen to me.  Spanking may be your chosen method, but you are still using a striking motion, and you’re using humiliation as a tactic to gain obedience.  Regardless of your reasons, or beliefs based on your interpretation of the bible.  Understand that I disagree respectfully with this choice; I was spanked and I remember it much more vividly than does my mother who did the spanking.  However, I am able to respect your decisions to the degree that your children are not being tormented, even a TINY bit..

We are do not have the right to raise our children as we please, it is not a right, it is a responsibility that we raise them to be safer, more secure, more intelligent, and more peaceful and tolerant than the last generation.  None of us like war but we are teaching our children to continue war if we don’t teach tolerance and acceptance of humanities differences.  This is a fine line, however, and not one that I am equipped to enter a debate over right now.

Even my chickens are laughing . . . well, actually it more like cackling, because they just laid another organic egg for my breakfast and they know that it was that same piece of ¼ inch plastic supply line that trained the dogs not to eat chicken….

No dog on the planet deserves to be tormented by these people, any more than the children do.

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