Posted by: biblestudyseattle | November 7, 2016

Surprises

Every once in a while, you come across information that is startling and jarring.  Recently I was looking up issues between men and women, and I came across data that moms abuse their own kids more often than fathers.  I was shocked.  I’ve always assumed that most abuse came from fathers.  At least that’s how media and feminist organizations portray it.  But look at the data: (on page 71): http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/cm2014.pdf#page=77      (page 48): http://archive.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs/cm06/cm06.pdf   Several years data:  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/research-data-technology/statistics-research/child-maltreatment

Here are aggregates from DHHS data:

 

The following is an analysis of data aggregated from the abuse and fatalities tables from the DHHS Child Maltreatment reports from 1999 and 2012.

Victims by Parental Status of Perpetrators, Child Maltreatment 1999–2012
Child Abuse and Neglect Child Fatalities
Mother Only 3,344,668 4,046
Mother and Other 516,230 1,438
Mother Total 3,860,898 5,484
Father Only 1,563,136 2,156
Father and Other 87,457 213
Father Total 1,650,593 2,369
Total number of incidents involving one parent alone, or with non-parent Other
5,511,491 7,853
Percentage of incidents involving one parent alone, or with non-parent Other
Mother Involved (but not father) 70.1% 69.8%
Father Involved (but not mother) 29.9% 30.2%

The excuse is that moms spend more time with their kids.  But am I more likely to murder my child just because I’m around them more?!  This got me thinking.  Especially about an obscure scripture that you probably won’t hear in church:  “‘When a woman gives birth and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her menstruation she shall be unclean.  On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.  Then she shall remain in the blood of her purification for thirty-three days; she shall not touch any consecrated thing, nor enter the sanctuary until the days of her purification are completed.  But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean for two weeks, as in her menstruation; and she shall remain in the blood of her purification for sixty-six days.”  Leviticus 12:2-5

Also, there is the phenomenon of voting.  Women consistently vote more liberal.  Regardless of the reason, this is theft through the ballot box.  Then there is murder.  At first thought, men appear to have this one.  Think of all those millions dead because of war.   Since 1775, the United States has had just under 3,000,000 war deaths.  Let’s attribute that to men: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war

Next we add homicides.  The U. S. has averaged between 2 and 10 per 100,000 murders per year, currently just under 16,000 per year.  But population was much smaller in the past.  This means total homicides since 1776 are no more than 1,300,000.  Let’s say most of these are due to men.  That’s 4,300,000 war deaths and homicides in 240 years.

But since 1973, the United States has had over 50,000,000 abortions!  (Thankfully the number is going down)  That’s mainly women’s ‘choice’.   Perhaps this is why Peter says:  “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.”  1 Peter 3:7   Peter was not only referring to physical strength, but mental and moral as well.

It is interesting that only males could be priests.  Priests are all about sacrifice.  We’re supposed to believe that with more and more women in positions of leadership, the world will be a kinder, more nurturing place.  But wait:  “O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths.”  Isaiah 3:12

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