Chase Howard: There’s nothing wrong with pedophilia? What?
There’s nothing wrong with the fact that someone got wired up as a pedophile against their will. I would go so far as to say that there’s nothing wrong with pedophilia at all for any reasons. Pedophilia is just an attraction to children. Most pedophiles simply got wired up that way through no fault of their own.
Pedophilia is a sexual orientation. There honestly is nothing wrong with any sexual orientation whatsoever. Anyone can get turned on by anything they want to. It’s a free country, and we haven’t made thought crimes illegal yet, though I am sure harridans like the commenter are working on it.
Pedophilia is simply a thought process, a sexual orientation. Most people truly oriented that way got wired up that way out of no fault of their own. It’s simply a way of thinking. It doesn’t necessarily harm one single soul, and it’s not their fault anyway.
Child molestation on the other hand is an act. This seems to be what you are referring to. There is not really anything wrong with pedophilia (a sexual orientation), as its just a way of thinking that doesn’t necessarily hurt a soul.
On the other hand, child molestation, sometimes but not usually associated with pedophilia, is, I would say, a problem. In many cases, it seems to harm the girl, and in a lot of cases it’s not really consensual. Even if she goes along with it (and trust me, they do sometimes), I still think it’s wrong because we as a society simply don’t want adults having even consensual sex with kids. It’s one of our values, and we have a right to enforce our values with laws.
There’s nothing wrong with pedophilia. It’s just a way to think.
There’s absolutely something wrong child molestation. It’s not a way to think; it’s a type of action, and it most cases it seems to be harmful, and even where it’s not, we don’t want that bullshit in our society.
You see, people like the commenter (apparently the vast majority of Americans) think like little children. You are engaging in magical thinking. That’s what little children do. A child thinks that a thought and action is the same thing. They often cannot differentiate one from the other. Apparently you cannot think like a adult because you never matured that far.
Newsflash! Your magical thinking is that thoughts and actions are the same thing and that a bad thought is just as bad as a bad action. But you’re wrong! Thoughts and actions are completely different things, and it’s insane to mix them up. We have crimes against behavior. We don’t yet have crimes against thoughts, but if folks like the commenter get their way, I’m sure they’re coming right up.
I do not think adults should be having sex with children under the age of 12. In most cases, it causes a lot of harm to the kids and even where it doesn’t, we have decided that we do not want this crap in our society, which is our right.
If you want to talk about adults having sex with teenage girls, it’s a lot messier, but it’s not child molesting anyway. It’s statutory rape or illegal intercourse.
That’s another subject altogether and my position on it is well known:
I advise all men to avoid having sex with teenage girls where it is illegal. Not because there’s anything wrong with it, and usually there’s not. It’s that it’s illegal as Hell nowadays and you can ruin your life and end up in jail or prison and the Sex Offender list for life, all for some hot little piece of ass. C’mon guys, it’s just not worth it. Think before you act.