I have been watching SVU again. And, yes I know it’s fiction, but the producers are reminding us that perverts are out there. I think what sickens me most is that these guys think their actions are “normal”. How can they think that an action that requires the drugging of a victim is “normal”? The entire premise that children are forced to deal with an adult on any kind of sexual level is “normal” is enough to make a truly normal person vomit!
One of the things that says that we as human beings have grown in our understanding of what is right or wrong is that the ancient sacred texts did not even recognize rape of women and children as something that is so heinous that it should be punished. This is what must be brought to the attention of those who wave the Bible or any other sacred text around as a marker of how we should live in the here and now.
Consent, or even the ability to give consent should be the marker we look for in what we consider permissable in our actions with others. If the person you want to do anything with is not old enough or intelligent enough or indeed free to give consent to interacting with you, you arein the wrong place, committing a morally wrong action!
If you want to exert complete control of a situation, you are most likely going to find yourself in the wrong if it involves another person. One of the most sacred gifts our creator has given us is free will. If your actions take that free will from another human, you are doing something that is completely and totally wrong. I am well aware that this is not recognized in the ancient texts as “sin”, but whether you understand it or not, exerting this type of dominance over another without their complete and informed consent defiles their sacred rights, and defiles your own testimony that you are walking in a “right” path before Spirit.