I read the article you gave the link for. It had arguments for and against corporal punishment. I don't understand what your point is. Besides you are missing the fact that we are talking about people actually choosing corporal punishment as opposed to incarceration.
I presented an article that presented both sides of the argument, but the EVIDENCE is overwhelmingly against corporal punishment. More evidence that you cannot critically read something, either because you lack critical faculties, or they have been indoctrinated out of you, or you are being dishonest and insincere.
Here is an extract:
"Some psychology research indicates that corporal punishment causes the destruction of trust bonds between parents and children. Children subjected to corporal punishment may grow resentful, shy, insecure, or violent. Some researchers have shown that corporal punishment actually works against its objective (normally obedience), since children will not voluntarily obey an adult they do not trust. A child who is physically punished may have to be punished more often than a child who is not. Researcher Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D., in a 2002 meta-analytic study that combined 60 years of research on corporal punishment, found that the only positive outcome of corporal punishment was immediate compliance; however, corporal punishment was associated with less long-term compliance. Corporal punishment was linked with nine other negative outcomes, including increased rates of aggression, delinquency, mental health problems, problems in relationships with their parents, and likelihood of being physically abused."
Remember that in reality the issue of corporal punishment is not a policy that is going to be adopted by mainstream society but rather a policy that is going to be implemented within your community. Corporal punishment is a standard thing already for children in the community who have no choice in the matter and the level of peer pressure and control in the group make me dubious as to whether it will really be a choice.
I can't see how I am not serving the underpriveleged and downtrodden. And hardly any of my time has been spent at all on media attention.
Well, it's different from the past then. I hope so. I know that the JC's past projects in India have been completely unsustainable and they do not like to learn from others about how to do sensitive development work with locals. Of course some good things were done, but the professionals like World Vision and Oxfam do so much of a better long term job.
I am doing work for the underpriviledged constantly and am working for love in freedom. I am so much happier now and the fruit of the Spirit is much more in me.
It's interesting that even by your own standards of success a cult like the "Twelve Tribes" has been much more successful in expanding and recruiting members over the years and they do not use literature.
Someone like Bill Gates has probably been the most succesful person in following Jesus command to "sell what you have and give to the poor".