I was bored watching South Park, an epi where Cartman fake's Tourette's Syndrome so he can say any bad word he wants. The host of "To Catch a Predator" (Chris Hansen) is interviewing him. Kyle knows he is faking, so he lures pedophiles to the studio, where they see Chris Hansen and kill themselves. I heard this actually happened, so I went on youtube to see if it did.
I was surprised to see that someone had been commenting on all the "to catch a pedator" for days, trying to rationalize and say that pedophilia is OK, as long as it's between a consenting adult and child. I was immediately grossed out at this, but seeing that two people had already tried to have a debate with this person and all he did was tell them that, A.) they were not using logic, and thus only stating 'baised' opinions, and B.) Said they needed to use 'facts' proving that children are harmed by non-forced sex between an adult and a child.
He even went as far to say this: "..I would argue that if an 8-year-old was curious about sex and wanted an older person to teach them, then there would be nothing fundamentally harmful about that since the perils of sex are not intrinsic." Just to clarify by 'an older person to teach them' meant not teach them about sex (I have no qualms about telling children about what sex is if they inquire) He means, if an 8 year old wanted to have sex with an older person.
I remember being 8, and I remember not knowing what I wanted a lot of the time. Sex is a really, really big thing for a kid to even think about. I don't think it's right for an 8 year old to decide he/she is ready to have sex. They aren't mentally fully developed, and are unable to take care of themselves. Anyone who said this to him however, was using "psedo-science" and not acutally fact. He said all of our ideas that sex is dirty and kids should be shielded from it is rooted in Christianity. Much of is; I think kids should be educated about having sex, but not be having it with adults. Many adults that want to have sex with kids aren't right in the head, and often are just doing it to take advantage of the child. Really, what can a 50 year old man have incommon with a 8 year old child?