Ok, Let Me Clarify...

I don't excuse the behaviors of child abusers. Anyone who can intentionally harm a defenseless (or nearly defenseless) creature deserves the worst punishment available. I believe they should be punished extremely and rehabilitated as best they possibly can be.

Howwever, I don't believe child abusers are all 100% cut-and-dry evil beings. There are a lot of things that could have happened to that person to make him/her the way he/she is, and I believe that as fellow human beings, we should acknowledge and work with that fact when rehabilitating the perpetrator. As a victim of child abuse myself, I understand the long-term damage it can do to a child. I have struggled with the after-effects of abuse for years. Yet this is still my opinion- that we should practice forgiveness and honestly try to "fix" these disturbed people.

SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
36-40, F
1 Response Mar 10, 2010

you are exactly right