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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It’s Time to Send Trump and McConnell Packing – Robert Reich…


Date: May 31, 2020

01) It’s Time to Send Trump and McConnell Packing – Robert Reich


“In this episode of The Common Good, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the horrific police killing of George Floyd, how white protesters with AR-15s and Confederate regalia were allowed to storm state capitols to demand reopening while black protesters advocating for racial justice were met with tear gas, how the temporary relief passed by Congress will soon expire even as the economic crisis continues, why Trump and McConnell refuse to lift a finger to intervene, and how Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is exploiting this pandemic to funnel money to private and religious schools.”

As to the Trump Twitter fiasco…

…I think the most charitable thing to contemplate on behalf of Trump…is that he may be experiencing some sort of dementia, at his age…Potentially, he is not just callously lying, out of pure contempt…and pure self serving…

That is speculation, however…and given his past…well…this seems to be a normal pattern of behavior for him…so…

Of course, I have serious concerns over anyone at Twitter deciding…that people behind the scenes are allowed to follow a user around, and alter their tweets…or account settings [as has happened to myself]…

…This is not something that should be happening…especially not by unaccountable, faceless people with their own bias…

I can tell you from personal experience…whenever some hostile bozo alters your personal account [not Twitter wide policy changes, just someone targeting you], and starts imposing themselves on you in a manipulative manner…that is targeted harassment and bullying.

…and there is no getting around this.

Trump has himself to blame over this…but make no mistake…this is still a very messed up precedent, for Twitter to be establishing.

What Twitter is currently doing, could seriously come back around to bite the MAP community hard…and not just by appending biased, skewed or wrong information to the tweets of MAPs…but by getting the government legitimately involved in the debate over whether Twitter has the legal protections of merely being a communication platform…or whether it is an actual editor…

…They need to stop this B.S. of behaving like an editor…

If their status changes…and they are held liable as an editor…they assume legal responsibility for everything published on their website…and there is no way in hell, they can monitor this volume of content…It will kill the platform…and if Twitter were to survive, they’d have to dramatically change their own structure…You can rest assured, their likelihood of standing up for marginalized, demonized communities would become almost [if not literally] nonexistent.

If Twitter simply goes down…that’s another obvious problem for MAPs, as it’s one of the few major platforms which tolerates our open participation…We have a very long established history there…We don’t need to be losing communication platforms.

Anyway you look at this, it really is only a threat to unpopular people with unpopular opinions.

YouTube needs to stop doing this crap, also.

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