posted on Mar, 15 2007 @ 06:36 PM
I will chime in on this one:
I do believe that there is a point where the younge, as curious as they are, need to be protected, even from their own actions and as a society, we
should be there to protect them. It is natural for a child to be curious to know what their parents are doing at night. I do believe that it is also
within human nature to desire that which they can not have or touch, hence the number of paedophils that are arrested. I know from my own point of
view, I have watched alot of the Dateline series on the tv, "To Catch a Predator" and the number of people they catch is astounding. And it keeps
growing, showing that this is not just an isolated thing, but covers all across the spectrum of the population, generational and social gaps. I think
that the age of consent is differnt for all children, but should be around 16 to 17. Because that is the average age when children, part way to be
being an adult by the legal definition are curious about sex.
I do believe it is wrong to touch some one that younge, but that is my own beliefe.
I however do not believe that such is an illness, rather it is like a narcotic, something that is the center of an obsession/focus for those who would
engage in such. It could be construed as similar to that of homosexuality as it was defined back in the 50's as being a mental illness. I think it
is something else, what I am not sure, but definately not an illness.
To those who would do harm to another, such as the parent who stated that if his daughter stated that her neighbor did something illegale, as much as
I can see your point of view, and trust me in your shoes I would go after the person, the thing to remember is this: YOu need to act calmly and in a
rational manor, especially if you yourself do not want to get into trouble. And where would you suggest one who was convicted of that crime live?
And how would you go about protecting not just your child, but society as a whole?