Because Sometimes More is More
I’ve often said that if you reframed the circumcision debate so that it included any other body part – the tip of the nose, for instance, or the left earlobe, or the little fingers on both hands, or the big toes on both feet – we’d recoil in horror at the thought of it.
If we had no such practice as circumcision, and someone invented it today, the people practicing it would be shut down in a matter of days, and quickly imprisoned for … what? Torture, child abuse, practicing medicine without a license, who knows what else. And the rest of us would look on in approval.