reply to post by star in a jar
If only we could save this post and look back 50yrs from now or so...
I will choose my words as carefully as I can, sort of.
1) I am convinced that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, that is more environmentally caused than hereditary or just plain in the DNA.
2) It will be years and years before this little gem of knowledge is accepted...look how long it has taken for homosexuality to be embraced by
everyone...oh, we are still waiting on that one.
3) What needs to happen is impossible for our primitive society to handle, ie the handling of the gay issue....at least we have dealt with slavery so
we are moving in the right direction.
This is what society has to understand....a)no one is a pedophile by choice. (sound familiar) b) we can not, and will not, let a pedophile be free
to do what they want. The challenge, is to understand that even though the pedophile is not to be blamed for who they are, they still can not be
allowed to roam free. We can't take their word that they will be celibate.
It just would seem so unfair or unjust to keep these people away from regular society, so we have to label it as a sickness or an intentional
deviant criminal way of being, so it would be all right to lock them up.
Now don't get me wrong, a pedophile makes the choice to pursue a child and they know they are going against at a minimum, a social norm and most
reasonably understand that they risk being locked up for the rest of their lives. I would show no mercy what so ever for anyone that harms any of my
daughters. Hetrosexuals can't have sex with a retarded person without knowing they are going to have to pay if they get caught.
So once again it is the act we can all rationalize as being punishable...but...we as a society also want to punish the condition as if it were a
choice of being.
Hopefully we will develop to where we can identify, and have pedophiles coming forward, knowing that they will be placed somewhere out side of
normal society or in adult only communities and try to live as normal life as they can...certainly better than the alternative.
The big lie that you and I are all paying for is that pedophilia can be treated. It can't. Like I said it is a sexual orientation. But the good
news is that, like I said before, it is "mostly" created by environment in childhood...victims of sex abuse, especially males......If and when we
address the issue as a mature society, we may be able to prevent many would be pedophiles from offending, thus cutting off the vicious circle.
I understand completely how radical my claims are...if anyone has spent more time with pedophiles than myself than I welcome the debate.