Child Abuse and Fishing
A few days ago when we were logging in and out of Facebook, we were greeted by an image of a little boy with a big smile on his face holding a fishing line with two fish hanging from it.
The image really bothered us, and all we could think of was, “This is child abuse. They are teaching the child to enjoy violence and killing.”
To us, this is a form of child abuse just like any other, but this kind is much more subtle, because it is acceptable and even encouraged by a large part of society.
In order to have a child enjoy hurting and killing a fish, the child must first be brain-washed, and have their heart hardened into thinking that this kind of activity is fun and a good thing to do, but what is happening is that they are causing the children to lose their empathy for the fish to the point that the child looks upon fishing as fun and a good thing to do.
It is not a good thing by any stretch of the imagination. It is evil.
God wants us all to have a soft heart that He can mold into making us into the people He wants us to be, so that we would love Him and care about the whole of His creation. Instead, what they are doing to these children is really leading them astray.
It is just as Jesus tells us in the Bible (Mark 9:42).
42. “And whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.
In other words, people who lead children astray are worthy of death, because they are guilty of child abuse.
We are to love and guide our children into becoming peacemaking children of God, who will help free creation from its present corruption, and not cause further mayhem.