Generalizing is never an explanation. And you can hardly compare alcoholics/addicts who are under influence of different substances with this situation. OP is still in control of his actions while alcoholics/addicts are not.TheRealCallie said:Alcoholics/addicts often admit they have problems....just to shut people up and make it seem like they give a shit when in reality, they just say it to look better so they can go out and continue doing what they want. Admitting it and saying "oh I was going to get help, but blah" is basically saying you won't.
You don't know that. Again, generalizing is not the way.TheRealCallie said:Regardless the reason, he won't.
I also have kids and I also know people abused as children. But, that is not the reason I will judge anyone in advance, especially if he claims he didn't hurt anyone.TheRealCallie said:Maybe it's because I have kids and I know several people who were abused in sexual ways as children, but no, sorry, if he really wants it to never happen, he would be more scared of NOT getting help than getting help.
So, now he is a liar too? I'm really surprised someone like you is in the place like this for so long as I don't believe anyone here is interested in prejudice, generalization and condemnations. If you cannot even try to be supportive toward someone who openly wants to change, then please don't do any damage either. Even if he did something, you are not the authority to place judgments.TheRealCallie said:He posted one post and never came back, so I don't even see why people keep bumping this thread. And yeah, people lie on the internet all the damn time when it comes to shit like this. For all you know, he has acted on it and is just ashamed to say so. I state again, that if he really wanted nothing to ever happen, he would be more scared to NOT get help.
While pedophilia is indeed a terrible crime, the severity of the crime should not immediately condemn the person. OP claims he didn't do anything, and until proven there is no reason to believe otherwise. Nobody forced him to come here, and your attitude will definitely not help him to return to this discussion.