Re: Circumcision ban removed from S.F. ballot
Since no one can demonstrate that circumcision is a "mutilation" or harmful, I don't find this argument to be terribly convincing.
Originally Posted by Knight Templar
I'm not saying that anyone who wants to ban circumcision is an anti-semite (although those comics look pretty bad). But the last time (that I'm aware of) that someone tried to ban circumcision, it was Antichous IV Epiphanies, who was trying to eradicate Judaism. Not good company to keep...
Right. I'm not saying I'm against circumcision. I'm just saying that the people who are may be opposing it because they think what they're doing is in the best interest of the child, and not because they're necessarily anti-Semitic.
It's also all too easy for antisemites to hide behind noble causes. The Nazis forbade Jewish ritual slaughter of animals on accounts of animal cruelty. Of course, they had no problem being cruel to humans.
Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it on the islands from afar, and say, "He Who scattered Israel will gather them together and watch them as a shepherd his flock."