You are here

Parents must protect children

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Over the centuries, there has been much debate about the exact birthday of Jesus of Nazareth. Some researchers claim that Jesus the Christ was born on May 14 in 6 BC. The Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Right churches claim that Jesus was actually born on January 6. The western churches based in Rome, however, have decreed that Jesus’ birthday should be celebrated on December 25 each year.


During the Christmas season, most Christians focus on the child-like image of Jesus. In most churches crèches are created to draw followers’ attention to the child and our responsibility to look after our children. In the religious books of the Christian, there are many references to children and child-rearing. At Proverb 13:24, “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.” At Proverb 19:24 it says, “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not that thy soul spare for his crying.”


And at Proverb 22:6 it instructs, “Train up a child in a way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” These instructions as contained in Christian religious literature can be found in other great religious teachings of the world. In Hinduism, the female emphasise worship of two different Lord Krishnas. The most familiar to the western world is Lord Krishna on the battlefield of Krukechetra. In his dialogue with the warrior Arjuna, Lord Krishna preached about the battle of life.


User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff. Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.

Please help us keep out site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option.

Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.

Before posting, please refer to the Community Standards, Terms and conditions and Privacy Policy