One of my favourite (cough) authors has done it again. She hit the nail on the head:
“Being a mother of four little kiddos constantly reminds me that foolishness (i.e. sin and selfishness) is bound up in the heart of every child. There is no “goodness” in them, no matter how cute or sweet they might appear at first glance. Screaming, whining, demanding, and bullying comes far more naturally to them than sharing, giving, blessing, and serving.”
(read the whole masterpiece here http://setapartgirl.com/blog/Entries/2012/2/27_Mamahood__A_Glimpse_of_What_God_Will_Do.html)
You know, just when I’m about to accept her as a good-hearted person, one who might be misunderstood (especially by me!), someone who has a good thing in mind when she talks, I read something like this.
Of course kids are screaming and demanding. Especially when they can’t put whatever it is they need into words yet. Of course they are whining. They are new to this scary huge world and need somebody to tell them what’s normal and what’s not. While all of the things she says about children’s behaviour are true, I still think it is a dangerous statement to say that kids have no goodness in them.
I don’t know, I don’t know what to make out of her anymore. It’s so sad that a woman who is fully aware of her influence on young girls and future mothers blurts out statements like that, with no foundation, no explanation, no other comment. It’s plain dangerous. Especially because it’s such a stand-alone statement, you’d be tempted to find a way how get that natural evilness out of your children. And what else could possibly pop up on the large christian internet community than the Pearls and their twisted ideas of training children to be good people?
Yeah, you get the point, why it annoys me so much.