EU council votes to ban circumcision of children. Religionists go wild.
The vote passed by overwhelming majority. 78 in favour, 13 opposed and 15 abstentions. The decisions of the EU council are non-binding, but generally do influence decisions taken by EU member states. As usual Jewish and Muslim leaders are crying Anti-Semitism/Islamophobia, and whingeing about ‘freedom of religion‘. How many times must one explain that freedom of religion is an INDIVIDUAL freedom??? That means when you’re of age you can choose, because of your religion, to chop a bit of yourself off. It doesn’t mean you can go around chopping off bits of other people before they are able to legally consent.
Most religious practices on children are meant to brand them with the intent of then indoctrinating them. This is, at least, a step in the right direction. In a perfect world, religion should be like alcohol, only available to adults.