I believe the cliche, you can't love until you love yourself.
Where does that leave pedophiles? I think they all despise themselves, to the point of wanting to ravage themselves.
I think all pedophiles have such a deep rancor for themselves, they wish they were never born.
Not all pedophiles have a conscience. Some love themselves intensely. We call them sociopaths, or narcissists, or psychopaths.
It isn't a twisted sexuality alone. A warped psyche leds to a twisted sexuality.
I reached this conclusion not based on anything I read, but lots and lots of obsessing. I hate all pedophiles. I wish they were all dead. But I see them as victims of their own minds.
Bewlayb1 and Lewis,
Good statements each.
here is a dictionery definition of pederastry
ped·er·ast (pµd“…-r²st”) n. A man who has a sexual relationship with a boy. --ped“er·as”ty n.
In ancient Rome, as I have heard (I wasn't there), half of the population consisted of slaves. Abuse was rife. It was so dangerous for boys that they had to be accompanied to school and back whith special trusted slaves (we call them body guards today). The Emperor Claudius was a pedophile
, oops, correction pedoscele
, oops correction, pederast.
I saw the movie I Cladius
on TV fairly early in my recovery. It nearly made me sick at my stomach. It had terrible triggering in it for me.http://www.historyinfilm.com/claudius/index.htm
Well, probably "pedoscele" is good for the T, "pedophile" is good for the nonthinking journalist, and "pederast" is good for the angry victim (me).Yes, what do you call the victim?
A survivor?, victim?, or person in recovery, or what?