There is a theoretical possibility that there is a statistical anomaly out there where some adult pedophile sometime has actually healed and turned away from their pedophile addiction. It is theoretically possible, but it is such a statistical anomaly to make it extremely unlikely. If at any time some adult has actually accomplished this they would be battling an addiction. Because that is what pedophilia is, an addiction. It is not something that just turns off or goes away. Like all addictions there is always a need to fight against it, that reduces the longer the addiction is resisted.
Unfortunately pedophiles, being overconfident and overly boisterous, have had much too great an influence on the way the religious community sees things. Christian religious communities of all types love to talk about the possibility of the theoretical anomaly. They loose sight of perspective on this subject. Christians spend much too much time talking about how the worst of sinners could be transformed by the atonement and much too little time talking about how common minor sinners are, how we are all minor sinners. How we have very little cause to judge another minor sinner as less then us. They are way too busy throwing arms of support around pedophiles that claim to have changed and much too busy shunning and judging the many many innumerable victims of said pedophiles. Very little compassion or discussion is spent talking about the very real, and statistically high fact that victims can turn away from their self defeating ways and turn towards good habits.
Make no mistake about it, pedophiles are winning the social war on this one. They have dominated the conversation, gotten themselves positioned in the place of forgive and forget, and keep their victims positioned in the place of shun, distrust, and judge. Yes, it is theoretically possible an adult pedophile could reform, but it is such a statistical anomaly. The religious community is opening their arms to pedo’s and making many nice little places for them to take advantage of the benefit of the doubt while shunning and judging victims in droves. All of this reality is created by the over confident pedophiles because it helps and enables them to victimize more. Those are the ugly facts.
The principle “everyone can heal, even the worst of sinners” is more correctly applied to the victims. Because it is the victims that are left feeling the lowest of humans. It is the victims that are left feeling of no value. It is the victims that are left with no faith in their abilities to be valuable, good, loved. The endless love that Jesus offers is meant for them, for their endless immeasurable suffering. When the scriptures say everyone can heal it is because they are trying to convince the people who have lost faith in themselves, the down trodden and oppressed. Those verses are not meant for the haughty and vain pedophiles. No there are plenty of other verses meant for them. “If person should harm the least of the children of God it is better for them to have a stone around their neck and drowned.” That is the language the scriptures uses when addressing the vain and haughty people. The accepting and loving words of everyone can heal is meant for the victims, downtrodden and oppressed. The religious community literally interprets these things backwards. More good would be done if the religious community were to transfer their suspicion of victims to the offenders and their all acceptance to the victims, as it is meant to be.
Thanks for reading. I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this topic, as long as you are nice :).