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Re: out of mind

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Jun 21, 2004

Diogenes,

Regarding the blindness toward victims and inability to see them as real flesh and blood people, perhaps an explanation can be found in the psychological understanding that a key component of the homosexual disorder is a deep narcissism.

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 23, 2004 10:33 AM ET USA

    I think if you look into it, you'll find that molesting children is something you don't just "slide into". This is not like sliding into embezzling, or cheating on taxes, or even cheating on your wife. This is a assault on innocence and is rotten at its core.

  • Posted by: lrslattery - Jun. 22, 2004 10:52 PM ET USA

    I really wasn't trying to make excuses for these people. I was merely explaining that remorse is impossible for those who have certain narcissistic disorders. They view others as objects to be used (or abused) and they are incapable of true compassion or love. If these homosexual perverts, criminals and their accomplices have a pronounced tendency to narcissism, then Dom's explanation is perfectly valid - they only see others, not as victims, but as objects to fulfill their desires.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jun. 22, 2004 6:48 PM ET USA

    Dear Kate, I would be very careful about defining ANYTHING as "pure" evil. Just the other night at the prayer group meeting we were led into a discussion about how we can wander into a "swamp" of sin either through carelessness and ignorance...or we can deliberately decide to go there. The results practically may seem to be the same...but the level of personal responsibility is FAR different. Don't "judge from the hip" no matter how repulsive the act.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 21, 2004 9:33 PM ET USA

    Hey, why psychologize pure evil? What did mankind do before the DSM was put together? Try thinking outside the box of the 20th century. Sodomizing children is Satan's slap at their innocence and at the purity of Our Lord.

  • Posted by: lrslattery - Jun. 21, 2004 3:06 PM ET USA

    Those afflicted with NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) never see others as victims, they (the NPDs) alone are the victims - no one else is permitted to be a victim, for it detracts from them and their egos. This disorder is terribly destructive, and one who is gravely afflicted is unable to feel remorse or sorrow for his actions. One suffering from NPD is usually interested in pleasing oneself at the expense and victimhood of others. NPD destroys all relationships.

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