Monday, August 24, 2009
[Christopher Hitchens expresses the atheistic point of view on circumcision to Rabbi Harold Kushner 1/29/2009]
The Torah introduced the practice of circumcising all male infants.
Atheists have long denounced circumcision as child abuse and in fact it was illegal in the Soviet Union. Circumcision was viewed as being barbaric genital mutilation based on primitive superstitions.
However now public health officials are considering promoting routine circumcision for all baby boys born in the United States to reduce the spread of H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. New York Times 8/24/2009
Genital perfection, not mutilation.
We may perhaps wonder: How much more wisdom does the Torah contain which has yet to be recognized?
Posted by jewish philosopher at 11:04 AM