church of england you can’t preach about equal marriage “fundamentally changing the meaning of marriage” and “diluting” marriage when you were created so that henry viii could divorce Catherine of Aragon
Reblog or like this if you have ever cried over your OTP. I know people say they do but a lot don’t mean it in a literal sense. I just want to know who has gotten so into a fanfic, a piece of art or have just thought about their OTPs relationship and have shed actual tears over it.
I saw a lot of post recently on my dash about pedophiles.
And saying they can be “non-practicioning” really disturbs me. So it’s OK if they fantasize about having sex with little children? That’s just plain wrong! How can we know for sure those fantasies don’t become actions? We can’t. In my opinion pedophiles are mentally ill and need intense help and counseling. And no, it’s nothing like being homosexual, don’t even think of giving that argument.
But this is not the reason for my post. While browsing trough the tag of pedophilia, I felt personally attacked. A lot of people out there say a person of 16 and a person of 20 cannot have a healthy relationship. While this may be true in some cases, it’s not in all. I started dating my boyfriend (who’s 5 years my senior) when I was 16. I can assure you we have a very strong and healthy relationship for over 4 years. Yes, I was underage at the time, but I never once was pressured in anything. He never once touched me when I didn’t want to, he didn’t kiss me when I didn’t want to. In fact he is the first man (apart from my direct family) I felt comfortable with. The first person in my life I trust blindly.
And when I hear people say stuff like "omg someone of 21 dating someone of 16! that’s pedophilia!" It really feels like a personal attack. I was at 16 wise enough to think this trough. So other boys/girls may be to. Don’t judge to fast.
That being said, I was consenting to everything that happened in our relationship even though I was -18 year, and while I do not support and will never support pedophilia, I do think it could be more nuanced than you may think.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”—C.S. Lewis (via dudeistlibertarian)