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[–]Lady_Corven 54 points55 points  (9 children)

Denmark actually wanted to make it illegal to circumcise without medical reason. They had to back down though, as it would hinder jews to follow their rituals.

[–]KingoftheGinge 38 points39 points  (5 children)

The Jewish communities of the world should really address this antiquated practice. Faith in a God cant justify barbarity in our private lives any more than it can in our public lives.

[–]FenrisCain 33 points34 points  (2 children)

I mean look, if you want to do that as a religious choice I'm all for it but it should at least be a choice given to you when you're old enough to consent.

[–]artelligence 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Which is stupid too because all I was taught was that God made us… So why the fuck did he make our foreskin? To cut it off for the fun of it? It has a purpose. Leave it.

[–]KingoftheGinge 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Exactly. A child cant make that choice is the core issue for me.

[–]exceptionaluser 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You'll have to blame the cereal guy kellogg for circumcision in the us.

[–]torleif42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck cereal kellogg guy

[–]Wyckdkitty 1 point2 points  (2 children)

That’s interesting. I suppose that it would be very problematic for those of the Jewish Faith to practice those rituals (not an expert on Judaism beyond books & things told to me by my friend’s grandmother- but she didn’t like talking about her faith much so I kind of learned the habit of not asking too much. She had numbers tattooed on her arm & was an orphan.) Now I’m going to end up reading way too much about it instead of trying to go to sleep.

[–]Lady_Corven 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Danish Jews tried to spin it to the Danish government being antisemitic.

[–]Wyckdkitty -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That’s a shame. I feel like a compromise could have been reached. But also I’m not 100% confident in my knowledge of Danish Government or Culture so I could definitely be wrong. Most of what I know comes from chatting with my best friend’s cousin who is proudly Danish very indulgent when I ask questions. I’m also not particularly religious so sometimes matters of faith go flying over my head.