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Let's be clear, here - he was supposed to kiss her in the show, and pressed her to rehearse the kiss. She finally gave in, and he tongued her. Ok, that was bad...but fuck, he stole a kiss. The tongue...does that make it criminal? The "groping" picture is in terrible taste, but she's wearing body armor, and though he's gesturing, he didn't touch her.
WTF? If doing things in bad taste disqualifies him, I bet we need to get rid of over half of the assholes.
Because it's dangerous to critical thinking. Like any religion, or any belief system that doesn't encourage regular, critical examination of what you believe the facts might be, it has a dogma it insists is true. This particular dogma has parts that would embarrass a modern fantasy author for their outrageousness, and submits as the ultimate moral authority a genocidal mass murderer.
That is definitely not good for a sane society.
Let me start by saying I detest age of consent laws. Some people are responsible and have understanding long before others...some thirteen year-olds are more adult than 60 year old men. It's rare, and usually due to unfortunate circumstances when a kid has to grow up too fast, compared to someone who was born fortunate and never had to be responsible, but our world has all kinds.
What I've always thought would be better would be some sort of test, starting with showing some level of self-reliance, and then knowledge and understanding of the cultural expectations, and the possible results. This feels impractical, but somehow more appropriate to me.
Obviously, for some, like Roy Moore, I'm not sure he'd ever qualify.
If we have to set an arbitrary age, somewhere after puberty, but before full adulthood seems as good as we can get, I suppose. That's a big range - the brain matures a lot during puberty, and experts have said that usually happens around 13, so that might be a practical minimum, if frightening for modern society. Schooling has become more important, and why the ages of 16-18 have become common - not a bad thought - and I certainly wouldn't want it pushed up, to where we allow for alcohol, 21. That's too high to begin with.
Umm...sure, if and when Sauron ever rises in the east, with his army of orcs.
First of all, Tolkien was more subtle than that - the good guys are not pure good. They have flaws. The real world is even more subtle - there is no pure good or pure evil, and promoting such a thing is an exercise in idiocy, and actually dangerous for society.
I am probably a good person but I haven't taken the time to fill out my profile, so you'll never know!