Originally posted by robbie carrobie
You are frothing at the mouth and becoming hysterical. I have not commented at all on any ethical values, I merely stated that a parent has the right to inculcate values in their children. Its where we learn manners and etiquette from.
You and your friend are bitching here against Jesus camp. I cannot say what that is nor am I prepared to defend ...[text shortened]... esus) and you crack up? I don't think I fully understand such blatant hypocrisy if I am honest.
I am doing no such thing my logically challenged enemy.
What you are calling hysteria in your ignorance is a debating and reasoning tactic.
By pointing out that there are extremes where parents are not, and should not, be allowed
to do/say things to their children. We establish the principle that society has the right and
duty to prevent parents from doing such things, and to regulate what parents can and cannot
do with their kids.
The idea is to come up with examples so extreme that even someone as lacking in reasoning
ability as you will accept that in those circumstances the state has cause to intervene.
Thus establishing the principle.
We can then argue about whether this particular instance qualifies as a situation where the
state should intervene.
So, no. Parents do not have an unfettered right to instil their 'values' in their kids.
The reason that we are not talking about kids playing violent games is that;
A, that's not the subject under discussion, there are all kinds of things we aren't talking about because
that's not the topic under discussion.
B, whether you like it or not, there is not as yet any convincing evidence that playing violent computer
games is actually harmful or dangerous, let alone significantly so. Unlike the kids being subjected to these
camps which are known to be harmful both to the kids themselves and society in general.