Comments on: Guestview: NYC circumcision rite consent rule tests limits of religious freedom http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/11/19/guestview-nyc-circumcision-rite-consent-rule-tests-limits-of-religious-freedom/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MoeGinsburg http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/11/19/guestview-nyc-circumcision-rite-consent-rule-tests-limits-of-religious-freedom/comment-page-1/#comment-78289 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:12:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=29826#comment-78289 The regulation, in any event, is unenforceable absent the practice of permanently stationing a police officer in every synagogue. And even then it couldn’t be enforced as the practice would move to private homes.

The parents are opposed to any sort of regulation and they have demonstrated in past cases that they will not divulge to government officials who performed the circumcision or whether or not this procedure was utilized during the circumcision.

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By: AkivaShapiro http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/11/19/guestview-nyc-circumcision-rite-consent-rule-tests-limits-of-religious-freedom/comment-page-1/#comment-77831 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:30:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=29826#comment-77831 Here’s a link to my piece in the Jewish Press quoted in this article, in case any Reuters readers would like to see the full piece: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opini ons/in-defense-of-parental-consent-for-m etzitzah-bpeh/2013/10/16/3/

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By: Moishgil2 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/11/19/guestview-nyc-circumcision-rite-consent-rule-tests-limits-of-religious-freedom/comment-page-1/#comment-77819 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:23:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=29826#comment-77819 Metziah b’pah is act of paganism, not loyalty or devotion to God. To suggest in 2013 that a man pressing his bacteria and germ filled mouth against an open wound is not conclusively dangerous is as absurd as suggesting the Earth is flat. People who insist on this primitive ritual are guilty of worshiping “but we’ve always done it this way” and the God who demands that Jewish people do all they can to protect and sanctify life. In a nation where we require people to wear seat belts, not sell cigarettes or alcohol to minors, it is ludicrous to suggest that requiring people who insist on practicing 18 century shtetel Judaism is unfair.

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By: ENNOBLER http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/11/19/guestview-nyc-circumcision-rite-consent-rule-tests-limits-of-religious-freedom/comment-page-1/#comment-77817 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:33:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=29826#comment-77817 Sucking the (wounded, ugh!) penis just compounds the sex crime that is circumcision.

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By: Deist http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/11/19/guestview-nyc-circumcision-rite-consent-rule-tests-limits-of-religious-freedom/comment-page-1/#comment-77816 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:44:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=29826#comment-77816 The fact that someone convinced the ancient Hebrews/Jews that God wanted them to circumcise themselves and their newborn male babies is bad enough. But to get people to believe that it is necessary for the clergyman to suck blood from the wounded infant’s penis is beyond unnaturally disgusting. The “revealed”/hearsay religions are a real threat to children. We have this in the Jewish community and we have faith healing killing kids in Christianity.

The American founder and Deist Thomas Paine was right when he wrote that we need a revolution in religion based on our innate God-given reason and Deism. This will leave these ancient barbaric and deadly practices in the dustbin of history and people can start to make real progress.

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By: Ron_Low http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/11/19/guestview-nyc-circumcision-rite-consent-rule-tests-limits-of-religious-freedom/comment-page-1/#comment-77815 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:30:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=29826#comment-77815 The consent form solves nothing. How can it be legal for parents to “give permission” for the child to be victim of a crime? The crime is sexual assault and in fact the crime is assault and wounding.

EVERY circumcision alters sex dramatically by amputating thousands of pleasure-receptive nerve endings, removing protection for the mucosal glans, and eliminating the frictionless gliding mode of stimulation. There is absolutely no debate about this.

The only person with the ethical standing to elect amputation of healthy normal body parts is the owner of the body. Informed adults can decide for themselves.

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By: Chromesthesia http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/11/19/guestview-nyc-circumcision-rite-consent-rule-tests-limits-of-religious-freedom/comment-page-1/#comment-77814 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:55:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=29826#comment-77814 Uh. At some point there needs to be a limit to religious freedom. And THIS has to be one of those limits.

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