"An Israeli woman has been ordered by a religious court to have her baby son circumcised or else pay a fine of $149 Cdn for every day he stays uncircumcised."
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/israeli-mo … -1.2440644
Okay, that's messed up, she read what happens and decided she wanted to protect her baby. I've lost all respect for Israel.
What else would you expect? Freedom FROM religion is even more important than freedom OF religion.
Israel is just another middle east country that, practically speaking, has neither.
It is a rabbinical court, not a secular court. It matters to her only to the extend her religion's internal structures matter to her.
I don't pretend to understand Judaism, but I don't see how a church court has any authority to levy fines.....She should, (IMO) tell them where to get off, and change her religion while she's at it.
It matter to her because she is being fined by the government to the tune of $150 a day until she get it done. The Church is involved in state matters.
If they insist on collecting that fine through secular means I suspect they last vestiges of the authority of the rabbinical court will melt away pretty quickly. It is a court that rests mainly on moral authority in family matters and voluntary compliance, not blunt instruments like fines.
I’m sorry for the mom, but it is about time the tables were turned. Middle East religions have been doing horrible things to women for millennia. It takes some doing to the male sex before wrongs are considered. I hope this little “sacrificial lamb” will bring on a revolution in thinking. The human body is a personal thing and shouldn’t be subject to theocratic whims.
Really? You would advocate "turning the tables" and causing great harm to innocent people that have never lifted a finger against anyone? All because they have a Y chromosome.
Oh look, even more proof that religion as a whole is pure evil. Just what the doctor ordered.
by Dan Harmon 2 years ago
Texas attorney general Ken Paxton has issued a statement that the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage is illegal. “Texas must speak with one voice against this lawlessness, and act on multiple levels to further protect religious liberties for all Texans, but most immediately do anything we can...
by Dan Harmon 17 months ago
According to the article here, a Michigan doctor has been arrested and charged with the genital mutilation (18 U.S.C. 116) of two young girls, making false statements and other crimes. The "surgery" was apparently carried out in a Detroit clinic.Seems like a truly monumental battle...
by Hope Alexander 9 years ago
I ask this after I received what appeared to be a remarkably stupid yet long winded comment to one of my hubs written on female genital mutilation. The commenter said that it was fine and should be an accepted practice because it was similar to people in the West drinking alcohol, just another...
by WD Curry 111 6 years ago
Call to all atheists! I have locked horns with a few of you already. I am brand new to Hub Pages, but you are out of line to call me a newbie. I worked on the first generation of graphic computers. They weren’t even available to the public yet. I worked for a government subsidized electronics...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
Do you believe that the concepts of SIN and EVIL are a man-made religious concepts used asa guilt inducing means to control the masses and making them subservient to a religious authority? Or do you strongly believe that sin and evil exist in ACTUALITY and REALITY?
by dashingscorpio 3 years ago
What do you think of 1 Timothy 2:12? (NIV)"I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[a] she must be quiet."Do you find any parts of the bible to be sexist? or Do you believe God has his reasons?
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|