I just learned of the existence of the quality of these discussions centering on pedophilia. My comments are on the basis of laws, mores and generally accepted morals in the United States.
Conversation revolves around this topic because it is most controversial absolute taboo. It is impossible to prove objectively that sex with children is wrong, but since there is no proof everyone is resorting to insults, personal attacks or shame.
Your statement flies in the face of the mores of our society (and I think most other societies) in that we try to protect our children from various kinds of harm until the point at which we believe that our children are able to avoid the potential harm, defend themselves or have the capacity to make their own decisions. In law, that is Age 18. For the purposes of sexual encounters, some of our laws allow gradations for certain behaviors beginning at Age 15, particularly for situations in which the age span of the participants is not that great.
We have these laws to quantify the generally acceptable limits for sexual encounters with children
, meaning our progeny. A discussion centering on why these age limits are in place or why particular age limits were chosen is a worthy discussion that has occurred here previously. However, discussions in which members categorically state that sex with children is okay because no one can prove that it is objectively wrong, are unacceptable for this forum. We do not accept god absolutely as foisted upon us by statements of a believer, neither do we accept pedophilia in the same manner.
We do not own this domain name, the webserver it occupies nor the content of the book the forum sits behind. Any subject discussed here that is not a point raised in the book Why Won't God Heal Amputees?
is at risk for censorship from the owner of the website, the web service company, the forum rules or the generally acceptable limits to forum management.
If you wish to conduct research on pedophiles, I cannot stop you. I applaud professionals in the fields of psychology or psychiatry when they perform research on a variety of issues, including pedophilia. Your encounters with pedophiles are not professional encounters nor do you show the results of objective research because, as you have specifically stated, you are not a professional in the field. You are expressing your personal opinion in a categorical, absolute manner, and the subject upon which you are expressing yourself can have legal consequences to this website. Ergo, your comments in this regard need to stop or we will stop them for you.
I wonder why do you even have such ideas that someone may molest your 2 year old son?
I think you see pedophiles like some kind o kidnappers who steal kids and rape them?
Such thinking is based on absolute ignorance.
While I agree that most children are never subject to sexual molestation and for a parent to be overly concerned about the issue can create problems for that parent, it is wholly wrong for you to say, by reverse implication, that pedophiles are not kidnappers or rapers. While a pedophile may not see him/herself in such light, the rest of us do. Unless the child is of a generally accepted age at which the child can agree to go somewhere or agree to have a sexual encounter, then the actions of the pedophile are, indeed, kidnapping and rape.
For all of your moralizing to us about how we should think about pedophiles, you are showing no concern for laws, mores or morality. You don't even discuss this issue in that manner.
I probably had no problems to have sex with children but I have no preference for that.
This is an inherent fault in your psychological being. The vast majority of adults protect all
children, not just their own, and the summation of your comments here prove that if your 5yo was sexually molested, you would think it is okay, because it is not objectively wrong. Your comments are not welcome here, nor appropriate. You should go pontificate your opinions on a psychological forum.