reply to post by Wyn Hawks
"...says who?... pedophilia activists?... they dont count... "
There aren't pedophilia activists. Medical professionals have given child molesters psychological screening and it showed that an enormous majority
of them were not pedophiles by definition. They were attracted to adults and not children.
"...that may apply to a few but it doesnt apply to all pedophiles - because - just like every other grouping of people, pedophilic profiles fall into
a bell curve... there is no one way about them, not even that they always prefer sex with children to sex with adults... "
By definition, they are. There is a bell curve in adults who are attracted to adults as well. Some just want sex, but most want a legitimate
"...thats standard pro-pedophile bs... they're psychopaths (sociopaths at the least) and, therefore, proficient liars and totally without empathy
for their victims... "
Pedophiles do not have victims. Look into it. Tests have conclusively shown that Child Molesters (at least the ones who are have been convicted of it)
are not pedophiles. They are not exclusively, or even partly, attracted to children. They are attracted to victimization, and it is easier to
victimize a child than an adult.
"...your remark says - the few (according to you) children who ARE screwed by pedophiles are not important, so we should just forget about them
because it puts the majority of pedophiles in a bad light... "
No it doesn't. It says do not persecute against pedophiles when what you're against is molestation, because pedophiles are not the main proponent in
molestation. It says judge those who act on their urges, not those who simply have them. I have thought about killing people in times of anger, does
that mean I should be given the death sentence for fear that I might murder someone? No. People have urges, and most people resist them. Pedophiles
are not the exception.
"...your percentages are nothing but fantasy, as are your other pro-pedophilia comments..."
I was mistaken. The percentage of Child Molesters who fit the diagnosis of Pedophilia is usually 7-8% depending on who you ask. The less than 1% is
the amount of Pedophiles who become Child Molesters.
I am neither Pro nor Anti Pedophilia, because it is a sexual preference. I personally do not care what another person's sexual preference is. What I
care about is whether their actions are consensual, and legally people under a certain age cannot consent, depending on the area. More than half of
the US sets that age at 16 years, some states have it at 17 and some at 18. Canada's age of consent for vaginal and oral intercourse is 16, and anal
is 18. However, Canada's vaginal and oral age of consent was 14 years old until 2008.
Advocating prosecution of pedophiles is advocating thought-police. Advocating prosecution of child molesters is advocating law.
Have you ever known a person who is legally defined as a pedophile? Not knowingly, obviously, as you call them sociopaths and psychopaths. But you
could. These people keep their urges to themselves out of fear of prosecution or judgment. Very few who have pedophilic urges seek counseling for it,
out of fear that they will somehow be in legal trouble for their thoughts. Their thoughts, however, are not illegal. And that is the difference
between pedophiles and molesters. Pedophiles have urges, and molesters have actions. You cannot jail someone for urges, and if you could, I would
leave whatever country instated those rules and never look back.