This has everything:
- Doughy, righteous, self-important pastor with mil-spec haircut and macho goatee
- 'Dangerous' bright kid
- Gross abuse of power and authority in the name of religion
- Physical violence from an adult to a child in order to teach them a lesson about worshiping Jesus
This is how they teach at the Bible Baptist Church of New Jersey, courtesy Pastor Eric Dammann.
No word on what Pastor Eric's strategy is for adults who don't take the "Lord" seriously. Presumably he can't "punch as hard he can", not least because if you punch adults you will get charged with assault and/or get your ass kicked. But kids, enh, they can't fight back. Go right ahead and hit them.
I got a message for all the dangerously bright kids that don't take fictional characters seriously: it's not your fault you are smarter than your pastor / parent / teacher. Hang in there. It's a big wide intellectual world out there and it belongs to the future, which is you.