Monday, February 07, 2005

suffer the littlest children....

from CNN
2/2/05----"NEW YORK (AP) -- City health officials are investigating the death of a baby boy who was one of three infants to contract herpes after a rabbi circumcised them................Under Jewish law, a mohel -- someone who performs circumcisions -- draws blood from the circumcision wound. Most mohels do it by hand, but Fischer uses a rare practice where he uses his mouth."
fr. this link

How, why, WTF? Why would you let someone do this to your child? I have over the years developed a deep loathing of major world religions. They are all male dominated, and male dominated religions are based in prejudice and violence. When you are baptised in the belief that an entire gender is better than the only other gender on earth, it is just a skip and a hop away to deciding what other categories of humans also fall into the "other" category. That "other" category of humans, who are worth less than you.
Why would anyone base their life on an old book that is out and out based in bigotry? What is so damn holy about that belief? What is so holy about a belief system that encourages violent practices in the name of all that is holy? THROW the old books out! ALL of them. We need new spiritual practices that encompass all of humanity and are based in peace and equality. At least one benefit of a new "book" would be that an infant wouldn't wind getting his penis cut by sick old men.


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