I've been reading through a few posts in the US & World News forum and frankly I'm getting a bit fed up of people here assuming all these wrong uns have been victims of abuse themselves. So what if they are?
If you are a victim of child abuse that is tragic and unforgivable and my heart pours for you, but if you then act out by going on to abuse another child, f**k you.
I myself was seriously sexually abused as a child; I'm sure (certain, in fact) that I have acted out as a result of this abuse, but NEVER in a million life times would I harm a child the way I was.
There is ALWAYS a thought before an action-whether you consciously notice it or not; that's just physiology. One thing doesn't simply LEAD to another. To put yourself in a situation where you are able to abuse a child is a complicated series of deliberate and thought out decisions and actions. If you abuse a child having been abused yourself then you possess NO soul let alone any capacity for empathy so wtf is up with people offering YOU any?
I am so proud of some people's here ability to look deeper into a set of circumstances, to understand even if they can't relate; it's intelligent and healing and I tip my hat to you, but others really need to get a grip. If what you need right now to recover is to believe there's a meaning behind everything then craic on, but sooner or later you're just going to have to accept a rock is sometimes just a rock.