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An Israeli parliamentary committee has denounced a ruling in Germany banning ritual circumcision, saying the decision evokes memories of the Holocaust.
A regional court in Cologne recently ruled that circumcising young boys for religious reasons amounts to bodily harm, even if parents agree to it. Circumcision of baby boys is a fundamental Jewish religious ritual.
Originally posted by TheSubversiveOne
Obviously, cutting off pieces of someone's body should be their choice, and no one else's.
Originally posted by tvtexan
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Is it also child abuse for parents to pierce the ears of infant girls?
Just curious what you think.
Originally posted by Daemonicon
reply to post by tvtexan
I know this wasn't directed towards me, but these are two monumentally different things.
One is permanent.
One is not.
One is mutilation of sexual organs.
One is not.
Originally posted by sixswornsermon
reply to post by AfterInfinity
My cousin elected circumcision at age 17 due to convenience and cleanliness issues.
Of course, maybe he had poor hygiene to begin with.
So what are those of us who are circumsized missing out on?
P.s. I never even understood the concept of a foreskin until I heard about my cousin!