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Did/does your Kingdom Hall have a Spanking Room?

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Since: Sep 07

Tacoma, WA

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I got spanked in the back room with the blinds down, and the bathroom.

Then I would have to sit in there after I was done crying and listen so they were sure that I would be still and quiet.

I got a spanking's as late as age 15.

They sure did not hurt as much at those ages.

I kind of feel that I need to pay him back the favor, but he's sick and dieing over a blood transfussion.
Wendy in Illinois

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lise2468 wrote:
<quoted text>We had a nursing room in our hall no windows but speakers built in that was the place my mother took me and beat me a few times for not sitting still and looking directly at the speaker. I don't mean getting out of my chair I just mean being a little wiggly after sitting for so long and looking up at the ceiling seems quite silly to hit a child for that.
The halls I went to did have a room they "called" a spanking room, but they definitely had rooms where spanking went on, and a lot of it. I remember when I was a little kid and if I would not sit still at the hall or if I was making noise, my mom would drag me in the bathroom and spank me. I also remember when my kids were little and we would be at the meetings and there were always parents dragging their kids to the back of the hall and taking them into the bathroom or one of the other rooms and you would be able to hear the spanking and crying through the doors. I was often told I did not spank my kids enough and that my kids were not sitting quietly enough. You all know it's true, don't even try to deny that there is a lot of spanking going on at the halls. There might as well be a room called a spanking room.
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florida native wrote:
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Jimi,
The poster very clearly said that the announcement was for the "spanking room".
Not the library, coat room, school, bathroom, ect.
I am not playing word games here.
Do you honestly think that an announcment would be made concerning a spanking room?
No I'm saying that child might very well understand the announcement to be that whatever the room is, that the adult on the platform is just using another adult word for 'spanking room'...I don't think children care what the adults call the room. They know that they aren't going to going to to be taken, given the circumstance, to the 'library' or the 'coat room' or the 'school room' or the 'bathroom'---they are going to be taken to the 'spanking room'.
Considering some of the things I have personally heard said from the platform it would not suprise me at all though if 'spanking room' wasn't exactly what the brother said. Do you think it is impossible for the Brother to have used these words.? When announcing to the mothers in the congregation that they have been blessed because because the room they take their children to 'spank' them will be provided with speakers. So they don't miss anything. As I said it wouldn't suprise me at all.

Since: Feb 08

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Apr 30, 2008
 
jimi wrote:
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And why do you think that is Yuni. I think it is because Adults can't controll ThemSelves. IMHO.
Spanking should be considered child abuse...because it is child abuse. I don't think children owe their parents the right to abuse them anymore than a mother owes her husband the right to abuse Her.
Well put.

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Wendy I can remember my ex mother in law telling me I needed to start spanking my 3 month old it was so she would be trained to be quite at the meetings. She had colic I just did not go until she got over it. Who says that her son was the one that smacked me around who I divorced it's no wonder he hated his mother. They treat kids like they are a disease and look down on parents for having them. Yea I remember a talk and they told people not to spank their kids outside so they would not get the police called on them seems they do know right from wrong.

Since: Feb 08

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Apr 30, 2008
 
my typing is horrible I'm in such a hurry I need to proff read more before post sorry.
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lise2468 wrote:
Wendy I can remember my ex mother in law telling me I needed to start spanking my 3 month old it was so she would be trained to be quite at the meetings. She had colic I just did not go until she got over it. Who says that her son was the one that smacked me around who I divorced it's no wonder he hated his mother. They treat kids like they are a disease and look down on parents for having them. Yea I remember a talk and they told people not to spank their kids outside so they would not get the police called on them seems they do know right from wrong.
Spanking at 3 months! I'm in shock. Spanking is an 'easy' way to deal with a situation. We are supposed to be leading the way, teaching our children how to become decent adults. I don't go around hitting people when they annoy me or don't do what I want them to do - so why would I hit a child?

A separate room that parents can take their fussing or crying child and tend to them without disturbing others in the KH and not have to miss the program is a good thing....but a spanking room?

So, spanking is wrong only if it it witnessed by the 'worldly authorities'.
Wendy in Illinois

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Apr 30, 2008
 
Wendy in Illinois wrote:
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The halls I went to did have a room they "called" a spanking room, but they definitely had rooms where spanking went on, and a lot of it. I remember when I was a little kid and if I would not sit still at the hall or if I was making noise, my mom would drag me in the bathroom and spank me. I also remember when my kids were little and we would be at the meetings and there were always parents dragging their kids to the back of the hall and taking them into the bathroom or one of the other rooms and you would be able to hear the spanking and crying through the doors. I was often told I did not spank my kids enough and that my kids were not sitting quietly enough. You all know it's true, don't even try to deny that there is a lot of spanking going on at the halls. There might as well be a room called a spanking room.
Sorry, I meant to say they did NOT have a room they called a spanking room, but they might as well have.
Born Again

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Wouldn't it be more benificial to the child to have age appropriate classes for children that would be fun for them yet educational to ? SURELY THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT COULD WORK WELL WITH CHILDREN AND TEACH THEM ABOUT THE lORD AND MAKE IT FUN .
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Born Again wrote:
Wouldn't it be more benificial to the child to have age appropriate classes for children that would be fun for them yet educational to ? SURELY THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT COULD WORK WELL WITH CHILDREN AND TEACH THEM ABOUT THE lORD AND MAKE IT FUN .
You would think but the WT likes to burden their own people.Nothing is simple or easy with the WTS. I guess the control makes them feel important and powerful.
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who="lise2468"]My kids are quit respectful and I have NEVER laid a hand on them It's is called parenting you must be young and imature to hit a kid show a lack of maturity. If you think it is ok spank someones kid in public and see how many people call CPS on you. Being violent to a kid is being a bad parent period!

yes lise and all it takes is one wrong smack to do a lot of damage..
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h who="lise2468" My thoughts exactly. I was going to ask this yunni person if I could come up and smack her then lets see how she feels about hitting.

no lise she posted on another board she would ghetto beat me and someone else like she did with the homeless and lame so she is a bully she probably would have no problem hitting.
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who="lise2468"] Wendy I can remember my ex mother in law telling me I needed to start spanking my 3 month old it was so she would be trained to be quite at the meetings. She had colic I just did not go until she got over it. Who says that her son was the one that smacked me around who I divorced it's no wonder he hated his mother. They treat kids like they are a disease and look down on parents for having them. Yea I remember a talk and they told people not to spank their kids outside so they would not get the police called on them seems they do know right from wrong.

thank goodness your out of that relationship Lise. anyone who says to spank a three month old is sick. and never should be near a child. that is just plain nuts.
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who="Born Again"]Wouldn't it be more benificial to the child to have age appropriate classes for children that would be fun for them yet educational to ? SURELY THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT COULD WORK WELL WITH CHILDREN AND TEACH THEM ABOUT THE lORD AND MAKE IT FUN .

many faiths so. born Again. they have classrooms for age groups and they do appropriate reading and artwork. my grandchild had this and while in class and learning and preparing for first holy communion she was taught how to sit and listen in church during mass and how to read along with the gospels. our priest does not say anything mean to a parent if a child is crying or moving. the child and infant is life and it is gods will to have his children there to be a part of the mass. not to hit them but a three month old infant with colic?? that would be child abuse.
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unlisted wrote:
who="Born Again"]Wouldn't it be more benificial to the child to have age appropriate classes for children that would be fun for them yet educational to ? SURELY THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT COULD WORK WELL WITH CHILDREN AND TEACH THEM ABOUT THE lORD AND MAKE IT FUN .
many faiths so. born Again. they have classrooms for age groups and they do appropriate reading and artwork. my grandchild had this and while in class and learning and preparing for first holy communion she was taught how to sit and listen in church during mass and how to read along with the gospels. our priest does not say anything mean to a parent if a child is crying or moving. the child and infant is life and it is gods will to have his children there to be a part of the mass. not to hit them but a three month old infant with colic?? that would be child abuse.
I have taught classes for children , teens and adults .I loved the children and we learned about Jesus and the Bible at their level and we had fun doing that .
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who="Born Again"]
I have taught classes for children , teens and adults .I loved the children and we learned about Jesus and the Bible at their level and we had fun doing that .

exactly love a child teach a child
beat and hit a child lose a child

there is no reason for it none at all. and many children i see here wear the "jesus is the reason for the season shirts" they are so cute! they decorate them by themselves.

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titania wrote:
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Spanking at 3 months! I'm in shock. Spanking is an 'easy' way to deal with a situation. We are supposed to be leading the way, teaching our children how to become decent adults. I don't go around hitting people when they annoy me or don't do what I want them to do - so why would I hit a child?
A separate room that parents can take their fussing or crying child and tend to them without disturbing others in the KH and not have to miss the program is a good thing....but a spanking room?
So, spanking is wrong only if it it witnessed by the 'worldly authorities'.
I was really hurt by what she told me i was very young when I had my fist child and I could not believe she expected that of me I hid in the bathroom during the meetings with my child sometimes just so she would stop staring me down.

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Born Again wrote:
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I have taught classes for children , teens and adults .I loved the children and we learned about Jesus and the Bible at their level and we had fun doing that .
I learned about adultry Idolitry and all of the adult stuff as a kid not very appropriate for young children but that was how they did it when I was a kid.

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h who="lise2468" My thoughts exactly. I was going to ask this yunni person if I could come up and smack her then lets see how she feels about hitting.
no lise she posted on another board she would ghetto beat me and someone else like she did with the homeless and lame so she is a bully she probably would have no problem hitting.
Unlisted I'd like to see that I grew up in the los angeles area I know what it means to be ghetto and she is just lame probably never been in a fight in her intire life:) thanks for a good laugh before I head off to bed see ya tomorow.
Wendy in Illinois

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I remember a friend of mine at the KH who had a little boy around the age of one of my sons. Her and her husband were both witnesses. She invited me over to her apartment one day. In talking she mentioned to me that her husband sometimes hit their son with his belt. She said sometimes it upset her because he would leave welts but they did't want to "spare the rod". I thought she said that because she felt terrible for her son but then she said she was upset because she didn't want anyone to see the welts, that is what she was upset about because "wordly" people would not understand this kind of disipline from Jehovah. I believe her husband was a ministerial servant or about to be made one, I can't remember. Also, my sister used to hit her son with a wooden spoon and told me I should use one on my younger son who was a handful. Using these types of punishments is common among JWs even if they want to try to deny it they know it's true. I will bet most JWs either know of this type of punishment going on or have used it themselves. Now I look back on these things as so disturbing but at the time I was brain washed to think it was of God and what he would want. They crammed that scripture down our throats about "spare the rod spoil the child" all the time.

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