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    Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/op...rime.html?_r=0

    I had no idea there was support group for pedophiles who don't act on their urges. This article states that according to some MRI's these men were born this way. A push to call it a disorder rather than a crime.What are your thoughts?

    ETA- for the grammar nazis, autocorrect misspelled pedo in my title
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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Being a pedophile is not a crime... it IS a disorder. ACTING on being a pedophile is a crime. It's a little bit sematical but that's the distinction.
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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    If pedophilia is a choice one makes, then so too must homosexuality.




    I believe neither of those to be true.
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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    I agree with KevinKohler. It's not a choice and since it's not a normal or acceptable behavior pattern in our society calling it a disorder is probably sensible.
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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    If pedophilia is a choice one makes, then so too must homosexuality.




    I believe neither of those to be true.
    Would you also agree that heterosexuality falls into the same category?
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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Yes, on it's face pedophillia is not a crime. It's the actual act of such that is a crime.

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    And the push begins

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Would you also agree that heterosexuality falls into the same category?
    It has to, if the first two are true. If I can't CHOOSE to be gay, neither then can I CHOOSE to be hetero.

    The difference is, pedophilia is more rare, and harmful. Heterosexuality is the norm, and not harmful by it's nature. Homosexuality is less rare, but also not harmful.
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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Would you also agree that heterosexuality falls into the same category?
    Haven't checked the stats recently but since 99%( gays make up only %1) of couples are hetero that points to the natural inclination of relationships. We don't think about it as a choice but just a natural response.So I understand why he made that comparison. When someone's says a lady had a natural birth with no complications, we immediately think the baby is healthy, but she could have had a Down syndrome baby which accounts for a small percentages of births. Just a comparison of how our minds work when we hear certain words.

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    Re: Would you call pedephelia a disorder?

    Not allowing folks to act on their urges is the basis for our criminal laws. The fact that some "natural" urge triggers a criminal behavior does not make the selected victim feel that their rights were any less violated. Not guilty by reason of insanity (or a having a "disorder") should be replaced with guilty but insane.
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