Tag Archives: judaism

Old Men Still Sucking Dicks

In previous posts, I pointed out the viscerally disgusting, extremely unhealthy and potentially deadly practice of ritual of metzitzah b’peh, or MBP, involving direct oral suction of the penis of new born infant males. In the last of those, I … Continue reading

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Passover

And what is celebrated? Murder most foul.

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Protect the abuser, blame the victim

Over the past 20 years, the Catholic church has become known as the poster child of hiding abusers and blaming victims. They are the largest due to their vast worldwide organization, but they most certainly not the only ones. Patriarchal … Continue reading

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Circumcision Again

Unlike the foreskins involved, the discussion on circumcision just never seem to go away. It just grows back again and again. In Germany, where a court placed a ban on the practice, and the legislature promised to remove the restriction, … Continue reading

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Hide the women or at least blur them out

Ultra-orthodox Jewish men are  known for their aversion to women. They want to keep them out of sight or at least covered up. Now, they have a way to protect themselves from women who dare to reveal a knee or … Continue reading

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More on Circumcision

Last week, I wrote about the court in Germany that ruled non-medically necessary circumcisions were to be stopped. There have been some recent updates to the story. The German parliament has passed a resolution to ‘protect the religious circumcision of … Continue reading

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Circumscision and Freedom of Religion

A German Court made a ruling that has Muslims, Jews, and Christians all in a tizzy. The Cologne court took action after police were alerted by a doctor who treated a Muslim boy for bleeding after he underwent circumcision. It … Continue reading

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Death by Circumcision

Among new parents of male children, one of the areas that can elicit the most controversy is the topic of circumcision. Discussions can become extremely heated, with both sides bringing up both scientific evidence and anecdotal evidence to support their … Continue reading

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The Orbiting Teapot and Misunderstanding Science and Philosophy

The letters to the editor in our local newspaper “The Charlottetown Guardian“, have been reflecting a recent debate on the lack of abortion services here on PEI. Since most of the people arguing against abortion use theological arguments, it is … Continue reading

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Stone the Beast

Leviticus 11 includes the proscriptions for the types of plants and animals that the Jews may and may not eat. These include: 27 And whatever goes on its paws, among all kinds of animals that go on all fours, those … Continue reading

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