Originally Posted by AR10
The new pope suggested in a past written article by him, child porn is not a criminal issue, but a spiritual issue. I do not have a link to this, but it was a drudge headlinevtwo days ago.
He was wrong. It is both. It is criminally evil. It has also been proven that a pedophile cannot be "cured" any more than a homosexual can. They do not "choose" to be that way, they just are.
They can choose
not to indulge in it, but that is a personal choice. Even the ones who do choose not to indulge, only a percentage of them are successful to any extent. It is like alcoholism (which is more of a choice and an addiction than homosexuality or pedophilia are). First you must admit you have a problem, then you must take steps to address it and you must realize it will be a lifelong commitment. It only takes a small slip to fall off the wagon.
This dude obviously has no idea that he has a problem. He is just indulgent.