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I was spanked with a wooden spoon once and with bare hands a few times. I don't feel it had any adverse effects.
The internet is a fantastic tool to use. I use it all the time when looking up verses and it just helps emphasize the experience because there are so many writings and takes on the same passages. That's where discernment comes in. We live in such an amazing time of having information at our finger tips and having the ability to seek the world over for teachings and wise people to follow. We are no longer stuck in little hamlets having to attend a fire and brimstone church and watch our p's and q's, in the sense of questioning a leader's take on the word.
Then I think about just how many people hate Christians and/or Christianity,
What a freak.
And then seriously I had just started my final push and had one of the good ones in my hand and the thought just hit me, "what if the grid goes down? I will have no resources." My memory is like a bucket full of holes at the best of times. Well I just put that book right back and refuse to let my precious stack of good books go.
They make up half the amount of stuff we have when we move.
I have hauled endless books, good ones such as herb books, natural healing, etc, etc