Welcome to the forum, Atheistisaweirdword.
First, let me say that we here place a very high value on logic and reason. Your emotionally charged blanket-statements without support will not fly around here. We welcome your opinions, but please back them up with explainations. Otherwise, what can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed just as easily.
Now, on to my reply to your initial comment...
Thoughtcrime, 1984 much?
We live in a world where people like us can be put to death for their beliefs or lack thereof. Legally. By their own governments. Thought crime is not a joke.
Specifically with relation to possession of child pornography, I believe it is a thought crime. I have three arguments to support this.
1. Pornographic animations and stories featuring imaginary
children are also illegal, despite their being no victim in their creation. This demonstrates that the law is not designed to protect children, but to punish the dirty thoughts
2. Expert have conducted studies that conclude that increased access to pornography (including child pornography) leads to a reduction in sexual assaults and rape.
Despite the fact that it's continued ban very likely leads to more child victims, politicians refuse to decriminalize it. This again demonstrates that the law is not designed to protect children.
3. Illegally obtained and hidden camera sex tapes, as well as videos depicting torture, rape, beastiality, animal cruelty, and murder, are all legal to possess despite being illegal to produce. This demonstrates an understanding that merely possessing and watching these types of videos is not harmful in and of itself. Why is child porn an exception? To punish pedophiles for their thoughts
If you disagree, explain why.
if you really actually like child porn you have a problem, that's not a regular fetish
Do you think people who like gay porn have a problem? Do you understand that sexual orientation is an involuntary trait?
Also, studies estimate the prevalence of pedophilia to affect around 3-9% of the population. That would make them roughly equal to or possibly outnumbering homosexuals.
I think liking getting shit on would be more rational than liking children.
Um... good for you?
Liking children is not rational or logical and your point of view is saying puberty?
This is meaningless. Sexual orientation is not rationally or logically determined. It is a result of biological and environmental factors.
That's not logical, they're not smart enough and not old enough to make decisions for themselves.
That is your opinion, though the past few hundred thousand years of human history would disagree with you. Children were considered adults at puberty and paired for mating, more recently known as marriage
Do you understand that age of consent laws are fairly new? And even in the modern world, the US standard of 16 years is among the highest.
Also, why do we try young children as adults for committing crimes? In the US, children as young as 9 are regularly tried as adults for violent crimes. They are considered capable of making decisions and held responsible for their actions. Why the double standard when sex is concerned?
In other words, most people in the world today, and most people since the beginning of time have considered a pubescent child capable of making decisions for themselves.
Child pornagraphy is sick, no rational or logical mind will ever agree with you that it would be legal.
This is just flat-out wrong. Blanket statements like that will get you no-where here.
Many rational and logical people including federal judges and university professors are advocating the decriminalization of the simple possession of child pornography on the grounds that it is harmless to possess and may in fact lead to fewer cases of abuse against real children.
It would not be legal in any developed country, if it ever does get legal in your country than you live in a fucked up country.
Another ridiculous false statement followed by another ridiculous moral judgement. You really shouldn't say things like that around here, we place a very high value on intellectual honesty. Do your research before making such bold claims.
It is legal to possess in most of the world
, including many developed countries such as Japan and Denmark, which both have lower crime rates and higher quality of life standards than the United States.