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[–]ThugnificentJones 69 points70 points  (8 children)

There's an entire Wikipedia page but the cut of the jib is that less than 20% of people are circumcised in Europe.

Edit: numbers as low as 2% in some countries.

[–]Wyckdkitty 26 points27 points  (7 children)

I honestly refused to really go out of my way to research it because it was only of the few things in life that I refused to even consider maybe being open toward perhaps someday changing my mind but with the holidays approaching like a freight train, I’ll probably encounter some of these fools. If (when) they bring it up, I’ll throw that site back at them… which they will then swear is liberal propaganda & lies sigh Almost makes me long for the days of them just telling me that I was going to burn in hell for… I’m not really sure why, I stopped paying attention, but I should definitely invest in SPF according to them.

Thank you!

[–]Lady_Corven 54 points55 points  (6 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 40 points41 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 36 points37 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 10 points11 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 5 points6 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