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Entertainment and Television / Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Last post by Art Vandelay on February 21, 2018, 05:29:25 am »
You know what's fucking amazing? Humble Bundle. You can buy a whole bundle for just three or four of the games in it and it's still much better value than a Steam sale.
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Iceland proposes ban on male circumcision
« Last post by dpareja on February 21, 2018, 02:31:02 am »
I would also remind you of the mohels who remove the blood after a circumcision orally (which is already fucked up), and consequently pass on herpes to the babies, who often die from it.

This is a fringe practice, and one I consider outright heretical.

So I take it that you'd be in favour of--at an absolute bare minimum--throwing said mohels in jail for knowingly passing on STIs without informing anyone that they have them? (Up here, anyway, it's considered rape to have sex with someone if you don't inform them of what STIs you know you have.)

Never mind that you're performing an irreversible (this is the core of my objection--there's no way back; once the foreskin's gone it's gone for good) procedure on someone who cannot possibly understand any of the consequences and is utterly incapable of consenting.

And fringe practice or no, it happens, and it's fucked up way beyond what "regular" male genital mutilationcircumcision is.
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Iceland proposes ban on male circumcision
« Last post by Art Vandelay on February 21, 2018, 02:25:02 am »
I would also remind you of the mohels who remove the blood after a circumcision orally (which is already fucked up), and consequently pass on herpes to the babies, who often die from it.

This is a fringe practice, and one I consider outright heretical.

Slicing up an infant's cock in the name of your imaginary friend is totally reasonable, just so long as you don't suck the blood off it. Sure, seems perfectly sensible to me.
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Iceland proposes ban on male circumcision
« Last post by Meshakhad on February 21, 2018, 02:12:01 am »
I would also remind you of the mohels who remove the blood after a circumcision orally (which is already fucked up), and consequently pass on herpes to the babies, who often die from it.

This is a fringe practice, and one I consider outright heretical.
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The Lounge / Re: The Funny/Stupid Pics Thread
« Last post by Meshakhad on February 21, 2018, 02:05:52 am »

Note: it is unknown who put the sign up, though the church pastor denies that it was him.

Now I want to get some sign letters and go around putting up fun messages on church signs.
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Iceland proposes ban on male circumcision
« Last post by Art Vandelay on February 20, 2018, 11:56:54 pm »
Good on Iceland (assuming this actually passes). Hopefully the rest of the civilised world will follow suit in the not too distant future.
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Religion and Philosophy / Iceland proposes ban on male circumcision
« Last post by dpareja on February 20, 2018, 11:54:30 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/18/iceland-ban-male-circumcision-first-european-country

Iceland has proposed to ban male circumcision, except for medical reasons or when the recipient of the procedure himself gives informed consent.

Naturally, this has various religious groups up in arms, to which I would point out that if it hadn't been for religions proposing this atrocious violation of bodily integrity and human rights (I use the terms advisedly) in the first place, and somebody just showed up now and said, "Hey, we should cut off male babies' foreskins!" we would laugh them out of the room (at best).

I would also remind you of the mohels who remove the blood after a circumcision orally (which is already fucked up), and consequently pass on herpes to the babies, who often die from it.

Of course, the best take on the whole issue of circumcision is from Hitchens, who regularly ripped into rabbis for defending the practice.
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« Last post by dpareja on February 20, 2018, 10:37:21 pm »
Bishop Accountability also has databases for Argentina and Chile. Are there ones for other countries?

Dunno. I figure the US listings are bad enough.
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Bishop Accountability also has databases for Argentina and Chile. Are there ones for other countries?
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« Last post by dpareja on February 20, 2018, 09:12:12 pm »
Why are you asking us? It says how many right there in the link you posted. 109.

One, the question was rhetorical; two, that link only goes to the page for clergy whose last names end in "A".

Under "M," for instance, they have 499 records.
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