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Parents must protect children
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.
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