There are concepts that cannot be criticized in every society under any generation. The Bible, for the longest time, was one such example. No one was allowed to criticize the Bible. Not just because it would probably lead to death of the critic but also because people had such a mentality to treat it as sacred. In our society there are similar such sacred concepts, I spoke about one, the civil rights act, back here. For some people the military and even in some cases, the police, are another sacred concepts that cannot be criticized. But there are also the reverse concepts, the concepts that cannot be defended under any circumstances in every society under any generation. Those are the purely evil concepts. In our society and in many societies around the world the Nazis are one such example. They are supposedly pure evil and we are not allowed to even try to understand them in the slightest. We simply say "they are purely evil" and we are happy with it, we make no attempt to understand their minds. We cannot accept that they are people and they are not different from us, many had friends and where good family men, intelligent people, but we cannot accept that. It makes us to inconvenient to know that we are not so different from them so we invent lies to delude ourselves, lies that make us feel better, lies that tell us that the Nazis were nothing but pure evil. This is why so frequently when people talk about Nazis descriptions such as "animals" are used, not because the person really felt he wanted to say that, but because he is enslaved under morality, under social norms, that told him to say what he did. In the Jewish world the Holocaust is another such example. Do not misunderstand me, there is nothing to defend about the Holocaust it was certainly an evil event in human history. But my question is why do we act so differently when he hear "Holocaust" over "Rome". Rome was also terrible to Jewish people. Why develop the feeling of pure evil over the Nazis but not over the Romans? In fact, Jewish people would not really mind if you told jokes regarding the Romans and the Jews. But they would certainly not feel the same if a Holocaust joke was used instead.
The Pedophile is the modern age example in all modern developed societies as the person who is pure evil. Just like with the Nazis we do not want to imagine him being human. We do not want to imagine that he has hobbies, interests, people he loves, and things that make him sad. We refuse to acknowledge that because we would realize that he is not different from us, so we invent the demonization of pedophiles. He is the wicked or all the wicked. And we condemn pedophilia as the evil of all evils. Indeed, a murderer is not seen anywhere as terrible as a pedophile for most people.
This such demonization of the pedophile happens because children become our sacred possessions. Anything regarding children must automatically be good. I even use the expression as the "what about the children?!" - argument. The "what about the children?! argument is an argument which automatically wins any debate. Let us suppose that "people should be able to smoke cigarettes in places where the owner allows". To counter what I said my opponent will just have to say, "what about the children? they have lungs that will get polluted if they inhale the smoke!". See what he did. He took my argument and added "what about the children?!", thereby implying that I am evil because I am against kids. This argument always works. Here is another example. Suppose I say, "there should be no laws regulating the usage of drugs". All you have to say is, "what about the children? they will start buying up drugs and ruin their lives". I will always keep George Carlin's response in mind when I think about children, as he said, "Fuck the children". And he is absolutely right. Children are nothing but underdeveloped people. The very same pathetic people that exist all around us in the world. The only difference between them and adults is that they are underdeveloped. I can guarantee you that they will grow up into the very same pathetic adult population. So there is no loss if your little Billy overdoses on heroin.
There are two problems with sacred concepts and purely evil concepts. The first one is that the moment we turn something into a purely evil concept (or sacred) then we prevent ourselves from trying to understand the truth. For instance, if we turn Nazis into purely evil Satanists then we no longer have an interest to understand them and their ideas and how those ideas can affect certain people to some degree today. But I already discussed that problem in earlier posts on this series. The other problem is that the moment we turn into a purely evil concept the people associated with that start to think that their must be something wrong with them. Let me make this clearer with an example. Let us return to pedophilia and child molestation. If we treat child molestation as the worst thing in the world and we demonize it then all the kids that were molested would think to themselves that there is something wrong with them. They will stop seeing themselves as unfortunate people who had a bad event happen in their life but they will see themselves as the medium through which the worst evil in the world channeled through. This would add so much more so to their depression. Consider child bullying. Bullying is similar to molestation, both physically and emotionally hurt the children. However, no one who was bullied sees himself as a medium from which the worst evil in the world channeled through. But with molestation they do. These children are then taught later in their life to put all of their life problems on this one single traumatic experience of their life. Thereby they develop a victim mentality. All of this happens precisely when we start to demonize child molestation. This same phenomenon can be said about rape victims. A woman who barely survived a beating from her husband suffered a lot more than a woman who was raped. However, the raped victim will feel a lot more emotional pain precisely because we demonize rape but not women beatings. Surly both are terrible things to do to women but one of them is not demonized, namely beatings. Beatings are just seen are something very wrong to do to a woman but not demonized like rape is. As a result, women who were raped think there is something wrong with them and develop a victim mentality.
Now let us consider the pedophile. A pedophile is someone who has a sexual attraction to little children. This does not mean that a pedophile is someone who actually goes after little children for sexual reasons. Men are attracted to women very few actually forcefully go out after women. The same with pedophilia. There are pedophiles that admit they are pedophiles but have never harmed another kid. They stood away from that their entire life. Because they realize it is wrong to harm children but they cannot help to control their desires. My question is that how can a pedophile be blamed for something he has no control over? We cannot blame a homo for being gay, and we cannot blame a straight guy for being straight, it is in their nature. We cannot blame furries who like to masturbate to animal-like human cartoons having sex with one another. It is what they desire. We cannot blame people who are turned on by animals, it is what they desire. Pedophiles have such a rare preference, they prefer little children. They find them sexually attractive. As long as they do not act on their desires and just realize it is their desires then no one can ever condemn a pedophile. He is human just like the rest of us and deserves the same respect and love as does every other person.
If we want to help molestation victims the best thing we can do is stop demonization of pedophiles and child molestation. Because that will remove from them the feeling of being a medium for evil. It will stop making them feel as if there is something wrong with them.
And by the way for all of those who are going to demonize me for my ideas know this. There are two people, who have been molested, that I know of, who agree with what I just said. One of them said so himself. And the other I presented me ideas to and he totally agreed with everything I had to say. So before you start condemning me, as I know will happen because this is after all a purely evil concept, know that I can connect with people who experienced this.
Here is a fantastic video relating what I just said: Here