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    Default Richard Dawkins defends mild pedophilia, says it does not cause lasting harm

    Not only is he a gasbag, he's also nuttier than a fruitcake.


    In a recent interview with the Times magazine, Richard Dawkins attempted to defend what he called “mild pedophilia,” which, he says, he personally experienced as a young child and does not believe causes “lasting harm.”

    Dawkins went on to say that one of his former school masters “pulled me on his knee and put his hand inside my shorts,” and that to condemn this “mild touching up” as sexual abuse today would somehow be unfair.

    “I am very conscious that you can’t condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours. Just as we don’t look back at the 18th and 19th centuries and condemn people for racism in the same way as we would condemn a modern person for racism, I look back a few decades to my childhood and see things like caning, like mild pedophilia, and can’t find it in me to condemn it by the same standards as I or anyone would today,” he said.

    Plus, he added, though his other classmates also experienced abuse at the hands of this teacher, “I don’t think he did any of us lasting harm.”

    Child welfare experts responded to Dawkins’ remarks with outrage — and concern over their effect on survivors of abuse.


    As noted by the Religion News Service, Peter Watt, director of child protection at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, called Dawkins’ defense of sexual assault “a terrible slight” to victims of such abuse.

    “Mr. Dawkins seems to think that because a crime was committed a long time ago we should judge it in a different way,” Watt continued. “But we know that the victims of sexual abuse suffer the same effects whether it was 50 years ago or yesterday.”



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    He sounds like an idiot.
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    I always thought it was creepy when he kissed all those women on Family Feud.

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    I could understand what he's saying maybe a little bit if he was talking prior to the last 150 or so years, where marriages often occurred for women at birthing age. It's true that if we found some plantation where a guy was forcibly enslaving people tomorrow that we would judge them differently than we judge, say, the founding fathers in hindsight. Those that owned slaves were a product of their time, even if we find it despicable in hindsight, just like marrying young girls was once tradition.

    However, 50-60 years ago, we knew that touching kids was wrong.

    A large portion of us overlook this when we find it convenient, however. There is a large group of people who think we should just let Roman Polanski off the hook. Elvis was 24 when he started his courtship of 14-year old Priscilla.

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    He sounds like a good contestant for the Running Man. Bring out Dynamo
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddE View Post
    I always thought it was creepy when he kissed all those women on Family Feud.
    Dude - that was Richard DAWSON.

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    What exactly is "mild pedophilia"?

    Actually, no one answer that, I don't want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tphitman View Post
    Dude - that was Richard DAWSON.
    The joke










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    In his defense, sarcasm is hard to pick up through a computer screen, have been guilty of it myself multiple times.
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    Very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    What exactly is "mild pedophilia"?

    Actually, no one answer that, I don't want to know.

    Probably "old enough to drive in the front seat, old enough to get fucked in the back seat."

    Yeah I know you didn't want to know but figured I would at least attempt to define it.

    Have absolutely no clue. I one time told a girl I had a mild case of herpes but she didn't bite

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    Wait a second, isn't this the guy who wanted the Pope arrested for child abuse?
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    Very true.
    It went right over me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tphitman View Post
    Dude - that was Richard DAWSON.
    Top five answers are on the board. We asked 100 people, "What's the most common thing flying over tphitman's head?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tphitman View Post
    It went right over me...
    Ha! No worries. My sarcasm meter sometimes breaks down, too. It happens to all of us.

 

 

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