To this day, he has made only one brief comment to me in passing that he may have not always been the best Y’all went from sheep to lab rats shirt possible. That is too little, too late, in my opinion to atone for the years of suffering under his iron fisted rule. Why should people choose to rule by rage and hate? What can be accomplished by lashing out in anger and violence toward children? My father’s methods didn’t help me love and respect his authority. Instead I learned fear and contempt; the same feelings that later drove me away from my parents’ home at the age of eighteen. Abuse comes in many forms. It doesn’t simply have to involve physical violence and injury. Emotional or psychological trauma is also considered abusive by most trained professionals. I also consider religious indoctrination of children to be a form of abuse. A child is being forced by his parents to accept some faith, whether he believes what is being taught or not. This practice occurs all over the world, by parents in nearly every nation on earth.