Insulting? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '25'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '6'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Andyboy
    • 11.06.11 | 12:56 (IDT)

    All criticism of religious beliefs can be deemed by somebody to be insulting. One can only but question the true depth of a belief that is so sensitive that it regards any adverse viewpoint - whether expressed during a drunken rant or as a satirical joke - as being in some way blasphemous. Putting aside the medical aspects of circumcision - whether positive or negative- we should look instead at the morality involved of parents pre-determining their child's future whether by physical intervention or religious teaching. To paraphrase Richard Dawkins - there is no such thing as a Jewish child or a Christian child or a Moslem child. There are just children whose lives are directed into directions they are too young to control. How moral is that? By all means teach them ethics and the basics of right and wrong (as defined by the particular society in which they live) but stay away from religion - unless you are willing to explain it on a comparative basis only - and include Charles Darwin in the explanations

    from the article: Actor Russell Crowe apologizes for anti-circumcision Twitter rant
    First published 10:56 11.06.11 | Last updated 10:56 11.06.11
Haaretz Headlines
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu / State Comptroller Yitzhak Shapira
Israeli state comptroller to PM: Focus on answering Gaza war report instead of criticizing it

Associates close to Netanyahu and Ya'alon called draft review of Operation Protective Edge 'an unserious report that reeks of politicking.'

12:47 06.05.16 | 0 comments
Falun Gong demonstrators dramatize an illegal act of paying for human organs during a protest 19 Apr
Citing human rights violations, Israeli rabbis protest health deal with China

Signatories of letter to health minister range from far right to left of national Orthodox camp.

03:42 06.05.16 | 0 comments
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves after an election campaign poster laun

Amid anti-Semitism furor, U.K. voters look set to punish Labour in local vote

The elections have been framed as a test of Corbyn's first months in charge of Labour after he shifted the party's political stance sharply to the left.

Polished diamonds
$55m fraud case reveals cracks in Israel's exclusive Diamond Exchange club

Alleged 55 million dollar theft by a diamond dealer from the mighty and ultra-secure Israel Diamond Exchange leaves jaws agape and 12 traders facing possible bankruptcy. How could that have happened?

05:24 06.05.16 | 0 comments