I have been involved in child protection issues in the last 15 years. Beginning from my personal experiences, I have studied the indelible impact of wrong up-bringing both and the victim (the child) and the world at large. I have come to the irresistible conclusion that bringing a child to this world is far less important than what the society, beginning from the parents/guardians plan to make of the child.
Since, I came to this conclusion, I no longer rejoice ordinarily when I hear that a child is born. I only rejoice if I know that the parents and society are deliberately equipped to give the child a future and a hope through proper training. The foregoing, I believe they can only do when they are aware of the requirements, according to divine and universal principles for properly bringing up a child. I daresay that it is not everybody, who is qualified to be parents. I will quickly catalogue some parents, who were not qualified to be parents but made a costly attempt to and threw our entire world into big mess by their bad parenting:
- Ketevan Geladze and Besarion Jughashvili were the parents of Joseph Stalin. History records ‘Stalin had a violent upbringing. His father beat his mother and himself so violently that Stalin once had blood in is urine for over a week.’ According to BBC he was ‘one of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history…His regime of terror caused the death and suffering of tens of million.’
- Alois Hitler and Klara Pölzl were parents of Adolf Hitler. The young Adolf lacked parental care and thoughtfulness. History records, ‘ignoring his son’s desire to attend a classical high school and become an artist, in September 1900 Alois sent Adolf to the Realschule in Linz.’ Adolf Hitler was very angry that his father wouldn’t allow him to pursue his dreams. Adolf was responsible for the World War II in which over 60million people were killed, which was over 2.5% of the world population. The 2nd World War has been referred to as ‘the deadliest conflict in all of human history.’
- Andreas Nyabire and Assa Aatte were the parents of Idi Amin Dada. Abandoned by his father at a young age, Idi Amin grew up with his mother’s family in a rural farming town in northwestern Uganda. He grew up to become a blood-thirsty despot, who kill between a 100,000 and 500,00 people during his reign of terror in Uganda.
You see, the birth of a child is potentially (by God’s endowment) and positionally (by God’s plan) a blessing to our world. Where the parents and society are not responsibility enough to help the child to maximise his/her potentials and agree with the plan of God, the birth of a child may mark the beginning of unmitigated terror and horror for our world. Could we now say, wouldn’t it have been better if the parents of Hitler, Stalin and Dada did not bring them to this world? I rest my case here. See you on Monday as I continue. Have an INSPIRED Weekend.