This actually sparked a much better discussion than I thought it would. Rai, I don't think I understand where you are coming from. I am just going to go on a limb here, and guess that you find girls sexually attractive, right? (I dont think I know you enough to make a precise determination, and wouldn't wanna be wrong here). Being sexually attractive to girls, do you try to abstain from entering environments where girls will be, for fear of suddenly offending, ripping into their clothes and having your way with them? Golly I hope not. If you read that small paragraph and think "That is ridiculous, of course I like girls!" Then you have missed the point of my argument. If you read that small paragraph and think "Well, why would I do that? I obviously am not a person capable of rape" (Hopefully) Then you are now entering into the mindset of what a few of us here are trying to defend on the subject of non-offending pedophiles. They MAY or MAY NOT act on and try to satisfy their urges, just like you MAY or MAY NOT have gone out, find a partner, and made the frickle frackle with him/her. The difference here being, pedophilia is illegal, and not right. And a difference here being, you have the chance to go about finding ways to help yourself, and they can't. They can do nothing about their sexual urges without being the monsters society paints them to be. So the ones that don't act on these sexual impulses. The ones that are taking steps and measures to help themselves and seek out ways to support each other and keep off of these, do these people not deserve our sympathy and in some respects respect? Could you go on in your whole life, attracted to girls, and keep yourself from EVER doing anything with them? It is a difficult battle for them. And yes, whoever said "It's the lifestyle they chose" Get your head out of your ass. I think my argument as been based around the main point of, "You didn't choose to like what you like, and you can't just stop liking that, how is it any different for them?" Think about it? You are into females, do you think that can just be fleshed out of you? I don't believe that is how life or the brain works there bud.