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    • Axel-R. Oestmann
    • 03.07.12 | 14:00 (IDT)

    It is very strange, that the german FM who is a lawyer offers to the international community that Germany will hurt constitutional principles for religious reasons. Not that the constitiution has not been hurt before by the government. But usually that happens to support governmental practics against public and individual rights, f .e. the famous homeland security questions. This time it is for reasons, which have already been discussed during the short and unsuccessfull period of german enlightment. A movement which also involved Moses Mendelssohn. So again let us read Kant, Streit der Fakultäten, to adjust again which field religion can claim in a democratic society. Better to leave the knife in the pocket and only take it out if opens spontaneously. Undesired circumsision hurts in any case.

    from the article: German FM tries to reassure public in wake of anti-circumcision court ruling
    First published 00:48 02.07.12 | Last updated 00:48 02.07.12
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