View Poll Results: Do you believe pedophilia is a disorder?

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Why even bring up homosexuality in a thread about pedophiles?


    It's a typical hater tactic, I've seen it used on this forum a number of times by the usual suspects who I won't name.

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    Already listed.
    Where?

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Crime.
    Sure, having sex with a child is obviously a crime, but being sexually attracted to children is not. In other words, it's not an either/or choice. Crime OR disorder.

    And whether you define addiction as a disease boils down to how one defines "disease." If left untreated, many addictions including alcoholism are progressive (get worse over time) with predictable harmful effects on health leading to death. That alcoholism involves more than 'free will' or some desire to drink is made obvious by the fact withdrawing from alcohol without medical supervision can cause death.

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Ah, so you are defining homosexual purely in behavioural terms. The incidence of homosexual behavior is far higher than the incidence of exclusive homosexual attraction. I know men who identify as heterosexual and are married with children who would be classified as "homosexual" under your definition. It would be intellectually dishonest to use self reporting stats that use a different definition of homosexual to argue a higher prevalence of homosexual child molesters. There is no way to discern how many people are homosexual under your definition.

    Oddly enough, opportunist offenders who molest both boys and girls would also meet you definition.
    In Liberal LA-LA-Land, no homosexual behavior is bad---it's all good.

    I'm from the world of individual accountability. One must attest for their own behavior and actions. What is dishonest is not to think man on boy pepohilia is not homosexual behavior---it is homoseexual behavior of the worst kind.

    Anyone who has persistant homosexual desires, and has made no effort to break them, is still a homosexual. But until they have commited a homosexual act, they haven't commited an immoral or unnatural act.

    A pedophile who is sexually attracted to children, yet never molests one, is still a pedophile---but has commited no crime.

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It can also be perfectly legal, as it seems to have been in Delaware in 1895, where according to the New York Times the age of consent seems to have been 7.


    How could anyone think that a 7-year old child could legally give its consent to anything?

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Yeah but what causes the duress? Is it inherent or largely produced by a society so opposed to them that they can't even tell a therapist without fear of being reported? I can imagine that being attracted to little kids would by itself cause dysfunction,
    but with so much hostility, it's probably impossible to know
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    I very much doubt that hostility will ever go away so maybe we'll never really know.

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The Family Research Council is a far-right anti -gay hate group.
    The American Psychiatric Association is a far-left, pro-gay, anti-Christian hate group.

    Home | psychiatry.org

    The phrase "sexual orientation" was used erroneously in the discussion section about pedophilia in the recently released fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

    In a press release, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) notes that the correct terminology is "sexual interest" and that it will correct the error in the manual's electronic version and in the next print edition.

    "Sexual orientation is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder, and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error," said the organization in its statement.
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/813669
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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, like the armed robber who buys a gun on the street, they would actually have a weapon back.

    The next step is simply to lock them up for good in order to protect their victims.


    That's what happens all over the USA.

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The same thing works for haters.
    Like ones who hate Christian groups like the Family Research Council.

    Do you have no tolerance for those with opinions of your own?
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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Where?
    Go back to post #16.
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