Wyndahoi saidHow is 5000 years of religious history any justification for allowing this????
Jehovahs Witness parents aren't allowed to refuse blood transfusions for their children. How can Jewish parents be allowed to put their children's life at risk over this??? Some religions and cultutes think it's OK for a 40 year old man to marry a prepubescent girl. As a society we say we don't allow that.
We should not allow parents to put a child's life at risk uunnecessarily in the name of religion.
For the record, I think a cut cock can be gorgeous though I've seen as many weird ones of those as I've seen of the odd looking uncut Mr. Snuffleupagus.
(and not that I haven't had fun with Snuffles).
Blood sucking is to me certainly disgusting, unless I just cut my own finger while gardening and then I'm just trying to not bleed on myself.
I'd be surprised to learn most Jewish people, BiC (before internet communication), even knew about the practice, never mind that they also wouldn't find it abominable. So your phrasing of "how could Jewish parents" might be a little misleading. Our Jewish mothers aren't exactly known for being non anal retentive, ya know. Our mothers clean before their cleaning ladies show up.
As Passover approaches, anal-retentive Jewish mothers across the globe will be concocting elaborate plans on how to clean every crumb of chametz in their respective households.
So what makes you think the typical Jewish mother would let a mohel slobber on her infant's dick. Try that on me and my mother would have shot him.
So I think you have that wrong in that sense and I am lead by your description to be suspect of your characterization, even if I might think your conclusion correct (though perhaps even that could be fixed with some pretesting of the mohel so that sect could do what it wants without so harming the child and with respect for religious freedom). Also I think you are wrong as to its place in history. This is not a procedure written in Torah. But derives from Mishna, likely 2nd century CE. So not 5000 years old as you claimed in however your enlightening of us might have been motivated.
So this is not at all characteristic of the overall religion as you seem to imply. This is not even something of a very small sect of the Jewish religion but rather it is only done within a small segment of that small sect**.
And not that I'm qualifying anything. I certainly think that part of this type of circumcising ought to be stopped (at least voluntarily as I don't know all the issues regarding rights). However, I'm not certain you are correct on applying that Jehovah Witness standard because as I understand that one and especially as it relates to Christian Scientists, the authorities can't step in (and someone feel free to correct me as I'm going on memory here) unless life is imminently at jeopardy.
I don't even have the mind to think of where blood sucking fits into that. I leave that for the more morbidly inclined.
...The Rabbinical Council of America, (RCA) which claims to be the largest American organization of Orthodox rabbis, published an article by mohel Dr Yehudi Pesach Shields in its summer 1972 issue of Tradition magazine, calling for the abandonment of Metzitzah b'peh. Since then the RCA has issued an opinion that advocates methods that do not involve contact between the mohel's mouth and the open wound...