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Old 04-07-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Hoyvík, Faroe Islands
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I think not doing it is. Different strokes and all that jazz...
So....you think your culture should be forced onto others because you think not amputating the foreskin is horrific?
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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So....you think your culture should be forced onto others because you think not amputating the foreskin is horrific?
I couldn't give a frogs patootie what you do with your and your offsprings foreskins.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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So....you think your culture should be forced onto others because you think not amputating the foreskin is horrific?
Again, it is not a cultural tradition in America to get drunk and tattoo toddlers.

Continuously trying to compare it to other practices that are cultural traditions will not excuse this guy's behavior.

He was not exercising his rights as a parent, he was just blotto and clueless.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Hoyvík, Faroe Islands
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Again, it is not a cultural tradition in America to get drunk and tattoo toddlers.

Continuously trying to compare it to other practices that are cultural traditions will not excuse this guy's behavior.
Who defines what are cultural traditions? You?
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Who defines what are cultural traditions? You?
Don't forget he was breaking state law.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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How is this different from piercing a newborn's ears?

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Ear piercing and circumcision have been ingrained in our cultures for centuries, and are perfectly socially acceptable for children, but tattooing (in the western world) is not, and I don't think it should start.
Ear piercing and circumcision had to start somewhere, at some time.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Hoyvík, Faroe Islands
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Don't forget he was breaking state law.
Another poster brought up the judge's comments. The judge, according to the poster, doubt that any state laws were broken and doubted it was abuse, citing foreskins and ear piercings.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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How is this different from piercing a newborn's ears?


Ear piercing and circumcision had to start somewhere, at some time.
Cool. I will start getting used to the idea of my not-yet-born grandchildren running around with "My Nana Rocks" tattoos.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Hoyvík, Faroe Islands
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Cool. I will start getting used to the idea of my not-yet-born grandchildren running around with "My Nana Rocks" tattoos.
If you can teach your kid man walked with dinosaurs, I don't see the harm in allowing tattoos.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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If you can teach your kid man walked with dinosaurs, I don't see the harm in allowing tattoos.
Well, I lobbed off their foreskins without consent and then wouldn't allow tattoos or earrings at all until they were adults and I had no say. I guess I am not an equal opporuntity body mutilator.

I did, however, spend a lot of time teaching and learning about dinosaurs since my oldest was obssessed with them. So I got that going for me, which is nice.
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