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    • David
    • 15.07.12 | 08:09 (IDT)

    If a government prevents parents from having a minor surgery done to their eight day old baby, how on earth would it justify allowing abortion? How about childhood sports and beauty contests that can inflict physical and emotional harm? Maybe ban those? And I'll bet more kids are hurt from falling off their bikes than from circumcision, so shouldn't government prevent parents from buying kids bikes and encouraging them to ride? We can balance that by governing what foods parents can and cannot feed their children (actually not a terrible idea considering the real society-wide child obesity problem in the west). Of course, none of this will happen, because none are weird practices carried out by "backward" religious people, namely Muslim immigrants.

    from the article: The sacred brit and other myths
    First published 02:09 13.07.12 | Last updated 02:09 13.07.12
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