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The Neurobiology and Psychology of Pedophilia: Recent Advances and Challenges [2015]…


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June 01, 2020

01) The Neurobiology and Psychology of Pedophilia: Recent Advances and Challenges

Thanks to flashraid99!

“Research found that the activations seen in heterosexual and homosexual pedophiles to child stimuli are nearly indistinguishable from those in heterosexual and homosexual healthy males to adult stimuli (Ponseti et al., 2012); this supports the assumption that pedophilia is primarily a sexual age preference similarly to teleiophilia. The activation pattern among heterosexual and homosexual pedophiles and healthy male teleiophiles includes the caudate nucleus, cingulate cortex, insula, fusiform gyrus, temporal cortex, occipital cortex, thalamus, amygdala, and cerebellum. Despite the similarity in activation patterns between pedophilic and teleiophilic men, the novel pattern classification technique has been successfully applied based on the presentation of preferred sexual stimuli and resulted in a mean accuracy of 95%, with 100% specificity and 88% sensitivity (Ponseti et al., 2012; Mohnke et al., 2014), thereby showing a promising new approach for classifying subjects.”


COMMENT from SUBMITTER:

[This text] could help prove pedophilia as normal and not a paraphilia, this is because both non pedophiles and pedophiles were activated by the child stimuli. Note that it does mention that they were still able to group pedophiles based on their preference. However I think this clearly indicates how society impact the preference, as biologically they did feel the same, but likely refused it due to the negative information on pedophilia. – flashraid99

It’s been known for some time, that people who cannot be classified as “pedophiles” still have involuntary responses of sexual arousal to prepubescent children, at a rather high rate.

They’re not pedophiles, by way of the fact that prepubescent humans are not preferred by them…However, they still cannot turn off their automatic stimulation, when faced with the sex organs of another human being, regardless of that other human beings age.

Personally…I’ve always thought it was bunk, that there is supposedly some biological switch that “turns off” sexual arousal to the genitalia [or other body part] of another…just because it is small, or hairless. The whole premise makes no sense.

In fact…I’d argue the gross, stinky hair and other developments that occur with the adult body, make the child body far more appealing…on average…

…But, I’m kind of biased…being a pedophile, and all. 😉

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Left Behind and the Translation of God – Renegade Cut…


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Date: June 01, 2020

01) Left Behind and the Translation of God – Renegade Cut


“What is premillennial dispensationalism and how does it relate to American politics? How did the Left Behind novel and film series popularize belief in the Rapture in America? In the first Renegade Cut feature film, authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins as well as thousands of years of Biblical scholarship are put under the magnifying glass.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Left Behind: The Movie. Cloud Ten Pictures, 2000. Film.
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force. Cloud Ten Pictures, 2002. Film.
Left Behind III: World at War. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005. Film.
Berlin, Adele. The Jewish Study Bible. Oxford University Press, 2004. Print.
Clark, Fred. The Anti-Christ Handbook: The Horror and Hilarity of Left Behind. Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2015. Print.
Coogan, Michael D. The New Oxford Annotated Bible: Fourth Edition. Oxford University Press, 2010. Print.
Friedman, Richard Elliot. The Bible with Sources Revealed. HarperOne, 2005. Print.
Friedman, Richard Elliot. Who Wrote the Bible? HarperOne, 1997. Print.
Kravitz, Bentzion. The Jewish Response to Missionaries. Jews for Judaism International, Inc., 2001. Print.
LaHaye, Tim, and Barry B. Jenkins. Left Behind: A Novel of Earth’s Last Days. Tyndale House Publishers, 1995. Print.
Nicholls, William. Christian Antisemitism: A History of Hate. Jason Aronson, Inc., 1995. Print.
Rossing, Barabara R. The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation. Hachette Book Group, 2007. Print.
Faigin, Daniel P. “Why Don’t Jews Believe in Jesus as the Messiah?” Shamash.
Coltrain, Scott. “The Rapture Theory Debunked” Sermon Central.
Heilbroner, Nigel. “Evangelicals, Israel, and the End of the World” Huffington Post.
Hunt, Zach. “Nobody is Getting Left Behind (Because the Rapture is Never, Ever Going to Happen) Huffington Post.
McDurmon, Joel. “The Antichrist Hoax” The American Vision.
“The Bible’s Buried Secrets” Nova. PBS, 2008.
Rich, Tracey R. “Mashiach: The Messiah” Judaism 101.
Clark, Fred. “Left Behind Index (The Whole Thing)” Patheos.
“Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)” Open Yale Courses.
“Religion” Bible Study Tools.
“Why Evil Exists” The Great Courses Plus.
“Reading Biblical Literature” The Great Courses Plus.
“Israel Study Center: Number of the Beast – 666 or 616?” YouTube.
“The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos” YouTube.

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Photos From the George Floyd Protests, City by City…


Date: June 01, 2020

01) Photos From the George Floyd Protests, City by City

“Protests have erupted in at least 140 cities across the United States in the days after George Floyd, a black man, died in police custody.

Thousands have taken to the streets to express their anger over racism and police violence. Some of the demonstrations have turned violent, prompting the activation of the National Guard in at least 21 states. Here are some scenes from the protests:”

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