posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 03:13 PM
Before anything else is said by me here, I have no dog in this fight. I'm neither Christian nor Atheist.
Here's part of what he had to say, according to the article you posted...
“I am very conscious that you can’t condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours. Just as we don’t look back at the 18th and
19th centuries and condemn people for racism in the same way as we would condemn a modern person for racism, I look back a few decades to my childhood
and see things like caning, like mild pedophilia, and can’t find it in me to condemn it by the same standards as I or anyone would today,” he
He said the most notorious cases of pedophilia involve rape and even murder and should not be bracketed with what he called “just mild touching
Trying to figure out what you construe as being incorrect in this statement. We gloss over things all the time, quite frankly, and if we didn't,
we'd have a lot more issues in our society today than we do.
There are a lot of folks that have been targeted by "reverse racism," based on events that happened in previous centuries, that have absolutely
nothing to do with any of the parties involved today, and when people hear about these things happening, they stand against it. They try to get
people to move past the things in the past and deal with the realities of TODAY, not base them on what happened years ago.
How many people have read a story about the whole "child brides" issue in the middle east and thought, "well, that's their society..."
They don't judge that society by the same standards that they hold, themselves.
I dunno. I don't see anything in the statements that he made that says he is defending it or supports it. Just saying that it can me moved on
I know that for a fact, myself, because *I* was able to move on from sexual abuse (as well as physical). I don't let it run or ruin my life and I
certainly don't support abusing children in any way.
And I CAN say that I carry a HELL of a lot more "issues" in me from the Christian upbringing I had than I ever have from the sexual or physical
abuse in my childhood.