German Christian sect raided and children put in care

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German police have raided two communities in Bavaria belonging to a Christian sect and removed 40 children.


There was new evidence of ongoing child abuse by members of the Twelve Tribes sect, officials told Germany's Spiegel Online website.

Witnesses of the dawn raids said there was no resistance from the group members, who denied the allegations, Augsburger Allgemeine reports.

The US-founded sect says it believes in spanking children if disobedient.

But it said a "small reed-like rod" was used intended only to inflict "pain and not damage" and was not abusive.

"Desiring to be good parents, we do not hit our children in anger, nor with our hand or fist," the group, which has communities in 10 countries around the world, says on its website about raising children.

"We know that some people consider this aspect of our life controversial, but we have seen from experience that discipline keeps a child from becoming mean-spirited and disrespectful of authority."

 

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  1. Yet another sect who are convinced that they are the true followers of the Christian Godzilla.

    These people claim to love their kids, but rob them of that most precious freedom.The freedom to be able to think and make their own choices about how they wish to live their .lives.

    So, inflicting pain on a child is a good thing?Talk about meanspiritedness.The adults are the guilty party.These fanatics are engaged in breaking the spirits of the helpless children and turning them into little robots who will later on perpetuate this vicious cycle.

    These people don’t allow a university education. People who join them usually give them all their money and do not collect salaries for work done in the community.They have their own dress code.All of this spells CULT in very large, bright red letters

  2. I think the main problem with these sorts of groups is that children are brought up and ‘educated’ by adults whose own education was cut short and who probably have little idea of what the real world is like.

    • In reply to #2 by jenog:

      I think the main problem with these sorts of groups is that children are brought up and ‘educated’ by adults whose own education was cut short and who probably have little idea of what the real world is like.

      Some, if scant consolation can be derived from the fact that most of these sorts of new scourges emerging in Europe e.g. Scientology and Islam (as opposed to the old ones e.g. Catholicism) had to be imported i.e. are not homegrown. Which suggests that the prevailing educational systems that have helped lead to the erosion of religiosity in Europe are largely effective and intact.

      Of course the short fuse that European countries – especially Germany, informed by the spectre of fascism, have with regard to cultish, coercive ideologies helps too. Scientology is a case in point. Unfortunately this has not extended to the much more corrosive of secular humanist values Islam which to the contrary has been perversely pampered and catered to.

    • In reply to #6 by A3Kr0n:

      I’ll bet a “small reed-like rod” is nothing compared to my mom’s wooden spoons…

      You got the spoon, too. Good old spoon. Caught a hairbrush across the skull ounce, as well.

  3. … we have seen from experience that discipline keeps a child from becoming mean-spirited and disrespectful of authority.

    There’s nothing like beating the crap out of a kid to keep him from becoming “mean-spirited”. This type of “authority” deserves to be disrespected. Nimrods!

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