Are Minor Attracted People unfairly stigmatized in America?
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I would like to begin with a quote:
"Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny."
You stated that thoughts are not as bad as actions, but as this quote shows, your thoughts do become your actions. While thoughts are not illegal, actions are, just as you stated, but thought can become actions very quickly, and this is bad. People should be regarded from a different view if they think doing things with minors is perfectly acceptable, because it is not.
What we call pedophilia isn't compulsory in nature. It is a sexual and often romantic attraction to minors, yes, but this is the same as saying all muslims are terrorists.
"It"s choice " not chance " that determines your destiny."
The thing that you fail to grasp is that attraction is not inherently harmful. All men don't rape women simply because they find them attractive. Many view women as beautiful and they treat them as such. Your assertion that pedophilia can't possibly be non-predatory is ridiculous because that just shows that you have no knowledge of what pedophiles are like.
You have to prove to me that all pedophiles ARE viscious.
You have to prove to me that all pedophiles ARE predatory monsters.
You have to prove to me that all pedophiles WANT to hurt children.
And you can't. Why? Because it isn't true. Some pedophiles are horrible people that molest kids and they deserve harsh punishment. That's obvious. But many non-pedophiles are horrible people that molest kids as well (studies have shown that well over half of molestations are done not by pedophiles but close relatives to the child that did what they did for some other reason). They deserve the same punishment.
Not all pedophiles are child rapists. Not all child rapists are pedophiles. This is a fact.
So, you say that I have no "proof" that pedophiles aren't inherently bad? You say that I have no proof that it's an orientation? Well, I just have one question for you and you'll just have to humor me and go along with this scenario.
If you realized your (exclusive or non-exclusive) attraction to minors, would you molest one?
-If pedophiles are inherently bad, you would fantasize about raping children and you'd most likely rape a child given the chance.
-If pedophiles aren't inherently bad and you...*gasp*...have a conscience and any level of self-control, then you would refrain from harming the people you love.
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