Would your pet rescue YOU? (What’s real child abuse?)

21 May

What an amazing video! You gotta give that cat a lot of credit for attacking a much larger dog.
A couple of questions occur to me:
1. Would my cat rescue me if a similar situation happened? FirefoxScreenSnapz588I’m ashamed to answer, “Probably not!” This in light of my blog back on January 25 entitled “Requiem for a Pounded Cat.”

2.  Is anyone else worried that some crazy parents might set up such a situation just to get this kind of video and publicity?  I’m no longer surprised at what people do.  Don’t misunderstand me — we should be outraged at any form of child abuse.  I just worry that someone is out there who says, “Say, Mary Jean.  We could do that with Oscar!  Wanna’ help me set up the camera?”

3.  Can we talk about child abuse for a second?  What would be one of the worst forms of child abuse before God?  Wouldn’t it be — not telling your children about Jesus?  I talked with a father not too long ago who said, “Oh, we don’t take our children to church.  We want them to make up their own minds about spirituality without us imposing our view!”  I thought to myself, “You are already ‘imposing’ your view by not exposing your children to the gospel!”  God holds parents responsible to raise up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord!


 Your thoughts?


Posted by on May 21, 2014 in child abuse


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4 responses to “Would your pet rescue YOU? (What’s real child abuse?)

  1. John

    May 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Your idea of what the worst form of child abuse would be, should have included your words “in my opinion”.
    I think this opinion is only shared by a relatively small percentage of the world population. To shape the mind of innocent small children, where their mind has not reached the ability to defend against such undue influences, might be considered a worst form of child abuse. The brain washing of young children in the Islamic world is an example of what this can lead to. Killing in the name of Allah with rewards in heaven is the result.
    Give our children the freedom of using a developed mind to choose their own religious faith. If you believe in a God, this is what He would want.

  2. Amy L. Watson

    May 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for this post dad, I believe an animal like a family pet would come to a child’s rescue. Thankful that Jesus has come to our rescue in a much greater way. Was so excited today when I said to Isaac “stand up!” (while changing his diaper) he then shouted: “Stand up for Jesus!” Wow, forgot that I’ve been singing him this song lately. ❤

  3. justiceforkevinandjenveybaylis

    May 23, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Reblogged this on justiceforkevinandjenveybaylis.

  4. john

    May 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    To Amy and Larry:
    The indelible influence of a loving mother. The making of a true Christian soldier!

    “Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
    with the cross of Jesus going on before.”

    Close to a millennium ago, such Christian soldiers blundered and killed their way down to Palestine and all the way back again.
    If you want to create fanatics, start when the young are still in their diapers and not yet able to think for themselves.
    p.s : A man is judged by the promises he makes and keeps (or not!)


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