(Original post by musicforsanity)
A victimless crime is still a crime. And I think you'll find that child molesters do not (in the majority of cases) just begin one day molesting children. It's the equivalent of watching someone build a bomb and saying "Ach well, he's built a bomb but he's not using it to harm anyone right now. Carry on..."
And isn't the act of downloading and viewing pornographic images of minors a harmful one? What's right about it?
Do you know the difference? Some people are nothing more than naiive and will continue that way for the rest of their lives. There's nothing wrong with hope, with hoping there's a little good in people. But I see NOTHING good or right about paedophilia. And I see NOTHING good or right about defending it.
As for the rep. Hey, it was worth the mindscrew
and I'd do it again. I thought maybe a little rep, outside of your public bravado might engage your conscience but I realise now that's impossible for you.
You've also failed to answer my question, something you seem to do to many of the TSR users.
Now from the pattern of your previous posts I reckon your reply will try to degrade my view in some way, trying to make me feel inferior and stupid. You'll no doubt draw attention to my comparison between bombers and child molesters saying how absurd and ridiculous it is. Well, go right ahead. At least I know I have a sense of morality which, in my humble opinion, is a hell of a lot more than I can say for you. Try as you might, that's something you will never gain. And that's something I can say with great certainty makes us (and I speak for every one of us who has argued against you in this thread) superior to you.
Oh dear, you've not engaged in any of the topics I've laid out.
You don't seem to undersand the authoritatian idiocy that would necessarily occur if policy was made on the views you've put forward.
Furthermore you've tangled up what I've said with whatever is in your head, if anyone reads my posts, and your posts, they won't know what you're talking about, because you're turning this into a "I'm more clever than you" "I'm better than you" soap box thread.
You don't appear to understand how to read, or argue, and I highly suggest you go back in a year or two's time and read my posts properly and look at what's in them, instead of reading them with preconditions and coming out with stupid remarks, like in these quotes:
"A victimless crime is still a crime."
No baring on my points or what I said.
"It's the equivalent of watching someone build a bomb and saying "Ach well, he's built a bomb but he's not using it to harm anyone right now. Carry on..."
You seem to want to implement thought police, anyone who has certain thoughts should be arrested asap?
"But I see NOTHING good or right about paedophilia. And I see NOTHING good or right about defending it. "
That doesn't make it wrong. I see nothing good or right with being 'straight' but then, I don't think it's wrong to be 'straight' either (if we can even define our sexuality like that, it's a bit limited if we do though).
And yes, the bomb comparison doesn't make sense. A bomb is necessarily harmful and is designed to inflict damage. Having thoughts of a certain nature doesn't mean you're trying to create, or even are creating, something of a harmful nature.