eNIGMA Posted June 6, 2010 Report Share Posted June 6, 2010 There. You've officially been warned Been gone a few days... Sorry if you missed me."Enigma, do you always have to hit so hard? I know that you feel sensitive about this subject, but you bring a very controversial and sensitive topic to the table so you elicit strong reactions."People got the responses they were fishing for. We were having a perfectly reasonable discussion until comments like "In reading what you have written I am sickened", and "Why you have a need to defend these acts is beyond me. Do you have a statistic of people who use statistics to defend their rationizations?". You don't find these statements at all provocative? If people can't seem to handle openly discussing facts and questioning their own biases before vomiting all over a thread, then they are the ones who need moderating. My posts were simply a reaction to inappropriate statements. I realize I bring an unpopular view of this topic. I do it here, because this is the only goddamn place I have. I can lose everything out here in the real world. Besides, I thought it would be a refreshing change of pace for you all to actually have to defend your popular opinion. Not a single one of you has been able to do so. So tell me...What use is clinging to something if you cannot justify it's necessity?First of all, I was a victim of an adult who violated me when i was about 10, so with that said, isn't he the type of guy you are describing of yourself?He "played" with my innocence months before anything happened and he was a neighbor just being friendly and used that to "seduce" me. So, am I guilty of being a slut or a whore?With a standardized and comprehensive early childhood education on sexuality, safety, and protection, you would have known much more about the situation he was luring you into. If anything, the changes I talk about make it harder for these kinds of people to take advantage of anyone without coming right out and kidnapping or threatening. From his perspective, maybe it's just as risky downloading stuff online as it is seducing the neighbor. You can go to prison for both. So what's really the deterrent in crossing that line?And no, I'm absolutely not that type of guy. I'm not out looking to 'seduce' anyone. If anything, I've been the one being seduced in the past. I didn't ask for this. I'm dealing with it the best way I can. It doesn't help when, say, girls are eating fluff off each other in front of me. I highly doubt that's something you did in front of your neighbor. If I'm wrong, then I stand corrected.But under no circumstance would I consider you a slut or whore. I just don't view casual sexuality as a 'dirty' thing anymore (not that I am capable of it - I wish I were, but I'm too shy). And the age difference between consenting partners is not so relevant to me. My perspective has expanded. We're on a 4.5 billion year old ball of rock hurtling through space. There's countless mysteries all around us. And here we are squabbling about the difference between a 16 year old and an 18 year old and putting people in prison. We're trying to explain why a back/foot massage is okay, but a kiss is not. Or a breast. It's all so petty. Give children the knowledge they need to avoid situations that they ultimately do not want to be in. From there, it's not anyone's business what a person does with their own body.I'm against abortion, for example. I think it's horrible. But I'd never support a law banning it. I have no right to judge another person, or impose my morality on them. You can call it murder, I'd call it a gray area - Both sides have valid points. I would encourage them to explore other options first, but this is her decision. I feel the same about drug use. Free your mind to empathize. The problem in today's world is that people have such strong convictions, yet can't tell you why. Question everything. Politics. Laws. Religion. Don't be content with popular opinion. Challenge it. Test it's validity. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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