You recall that nice scarlet letter “A” for atheism t-shirt? I like it so much that I’ve decided to get it tattooed on my forehead. And this is so important to me that I’m also dragging my kids into the tattoo parlor to have it done to them. After all, my beliefs are important and this minor procedure will make my children more attractive, so they shouldn’t object — it’ll also make it easier to find partners with a similar cultural background. This is a win all around; I really don’t understand why Skatje is hiring a lawyer to oppose me.
I’m lying (the kids will be relieved). I think everyone would agree that if I seriously proposed doing something like that, that I had gone insane … I’d come home to find an intervention at best, or the men in white coats at worst, and Skatje would only have to whisper a few words of complaint to get a judge to slap an injunction on me, preventing such a pointless mutilation.
So why is it so difficult to stop a man from mutilating his adolescent son’s genitals against his will?
Oh, right — because it’s religion. It’s OK if God tells you to do it. “Morality” means an invisible imaginary man in your head gives you permission. Religions have spent millennia confusing ethics with obedience, and this kind of nonsense is the result.
Apparently, the circumcision case does not exist. Don’t send money to contribute — it’s almost certainly a scam!