Arguing religious belief on any level is descending into a rabbit hole that is beyond my energy and patience. I will confine myself to gently pointing out a logical fallacy in your reasoning, which is to assume that every other believer is as nuanced as you. I don't doubt that your belief doesnt nullify your brain and common sense. But for far too many, religion is an excuse for dogma and intolerance. It is a bulldozer that gets driven through reasoned debate and polite disagreement. That is my objection to it.
And I'm not interested in this as a religious debate.
As I said earlier religion and God were dragged into this by the atheist and angry at religion.. not Christian's.
It's a straw man argument that is used to derail common sense and intelligent discussion.
Just like the use of the word abuse to cover all forms of physical discipline ... which includes smacking but is not confined to smacking. Pushups, exercise, restraint, resistence are all forms of physical discipline and the dogmatic keep calling them abuse to derail common sense thinking on a position they disagree with.
Likewise to smear those who disagree with the bill as fundamentalist, dumb ass, idiots who believe a load of bollocks when it looks idiotic .. just like those backwards women hating Islamics who are certainly known as abusers ... they use strawman arguments and ad hominem attacks as they have no intelligent position to defend.
The change in the law failed to reduce abuse...fact.
The law has seen a ton of resource tied up on what should never have even been reported..fact.
The law has villified reasonable force / physical discipline fact.
More kids are abused now since the law -hard facts.
The law failed and its idiotic to continue supporting it as it stands... opinion.