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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 08:33 PM
Response to Reply #33
39. So it's unfair to use words that perfectly describe the situation?
Rather than ritual, which it clearly was, you'd prefer what? Ceremony?

And rather than mutilation you'd prefer maybe renovation?
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  -Young mum, inspired by the Bible to mutilate her son, faces assault charges cleanhippie  Apr-16-11 03:11 PM   #0 
  - Codified insanity, thy name is religion  Taverner   Apr-16-11 03:19 PM   #1 
  - ... She told the Oregon Department of Human Services that in the past she has been overcome with  struggle4progress   Apr-16-11 03:26 PM   #2 
  - auditory hallucinations = god was speaking to her?  cleanhippie   Apr-16-11 03:29 PM   #3 
  - Religion + Mental Illness is never a good combination.  LAGC   Apr-16-11 05:11 PM   #5 
     - "Keemonta Peterson told police she had watched YouTube videos on how to carry out the surgical  struggle4progress   Apr-16-11 05:22 PM   #6 
        - YouTube was merely the tool, Religion was apparently the inspiration.  LAGC   Apr-16-11 05:26 PM   #7 
        - The reports suggest some defect in reasoning ability, but it is not immediately clear what  struggle4progress   Apr-16-11 07:27 PM   #13 
           - Well, that's the problem with diseases like schizophrenia.  LAGC   Apr-16-11 08:04 PM   #15 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-17-11 11:52 AM   #23 
        - Ah, so it youtube that is the problem and not a fundamental belief in religion?  cleanhippie   Apr-17-11 11:51 AM   #22 
           - I think I'll avoid speculating on the exact nature of the problem here: I'm not privy  struggle4progress   Apr-17-11 05:57 PM   #36 
              - You never seem to have any problem speculating that it isn't a religious issue. n/t  laconicsax   Apr-17-11 06:45 PM   #37 
                 - Bingo!  cleanhippie   Apr-18-11 09:59 AM   #44 
                 - Feel free to provide evidence that the real issue here is "religion." I provided links in  struggle4progress   Apr-18-11 12:33 PM   #45 
                    - All of which means nothing.  darkstar3   Apr-18-11 02:02 PM   #46 
                    - Since most people who read these texts do not haul out their box-cutters and pliers,  struggle4progress   Apr-18-11 03:35 PM   #48 
                       - Specious.  darkstar3   Apr-18-11 03:48 PM   #51 
                       - Let him keep digging that hole he's in.  laconicsax   Apr-18-11 03:52 PM   #52 
                       - "more involved here than the simple fact that she read the text" = "religion + mental illness"  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-18-11 07:35 PM   #55 
                    - Thanks for proving my point. n/t  laconicsax   Apr-18-11 02:05 PM   #47 
                       - What a cheap and lazy cop-out! I had hoped for better  struggle4progress   Apr-18-11 03:36 PM   #49 
                          - What more did I need to say? You proved my point.  laconicsax   Apr-18-11 03:41 PM   #50 
                          - Don't hold your breath for a straight answer.  humblebum   Apr-18-11 04:07 PM   #53 
                             - I think I engage in some discussions in this forum purely for the exercise and in hopes  struggle4progress   Apr-18-11 07:05 PM   #54 
                             - Let me get this straight...  laconicsax   Apr-18-11 09:06 PM   #58 
                             - You're waiting for me to answer a question directed at someone else?  laconicsax   Apr-18-11 08:54 PM   #56 
                                - He's just sad his bait doesn't work like it used to. n/t  darkstar3   Apr-18-11 08:57 PM   #57 
                                - Never claimed no one responded. I just never got an answer.  humblebum   Apr-18-11 09:49 PM   #59 
                                   - Again, you're waiting for me to answer a question directed at someone else?  laconicsax   Apr-18-11 10:10 PM   #60 
                                      - If you say so. nt  humblebum   Apr-18-11 10:50 PM   #61 
  - What a monster  WatsonT   Apr-16-11 04:12 PM   #4 
  - Tell me hippie, was the Arizona shooter motivated by his  humblebum   Apr-16-11 06:11 PM   #8 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-16-11 06:54 PM   #10 
  - Tell me bum, are you able to discuss anything else?  cleanhippie   Apr-17-11 11:53 AM   #24 
     - Just ask him about...  onager   Apr-17-11 01:16 PM   #26 
     - Simply following your lead.  humblebum   Apr-17-11 01:46 PM   #28 
        - You are a follower, thats for sure.  cleanhippie   Apr-17-11 01:53 PM   #29 
           - Still cleanhippie 12, humblebum 0 nt  humblebum   Apr-17-11 08:27 PM   #38 
           - Wow, humblebum! You really take pride in that losing record!  laconicsax   Apr-17-11 10:11 PM   #42 
           - Did you know you were undefeated?  darkstar3   Apr-17-11 09:57 PM   #41 
  - The Mother Seems to Have Been Suffering from Delusions  On the Road   Apr-16-11 06:43 PM   #9 
     - You object to the characterization?  darkstar3   Apr-16-11 06:55 PM   #11 
     - When You Choose Words Like "Mutiliation" and "Ritual"  On the Road   Apr-16-11 07:24 PM   #12 
        - You labor under the false assumption that circumcision is not controversial.  darkstar3   Apr-16-11 07:32 PM   #14 
        - Male circumcision in ancient times was used as a health measure, and until  humblebum   Apr-16-11 08:54 PM   #16 
        - More bait?  darkstar3   Apr-16-11 10:14 PM   #17 
           - You're getting more predictable by the day.  humblebum   Apr-17-11 02:27 AM   #21 
        - Of Course It's Controversial  On the Road   Apr-17-11 03:16 PM   #31 
           - Yeah, I'm gonna have to echo laconicsax in #34. nt  darkstar3   Apr-17-11 03:41 PM   #32 
        - Do you have a definition of circumcision that doesn't involve ritually cutting genitals?  laconicsax   Apr-16-11 10:15 PM   #18 
        - OK, But What is the Ritual?  On the Road   Apr-17-11 01:22 PM   #27 
           - Google "bris"  laconicsax   Apr-17-11 02:15 PM   #30 
        - This article is from the UK, remember.  Mariana   Apr-16-11 10:59 PM   #20 
           - That Does Put it in a Different Context  On the Road   Apr-17-11 01:16 PM   #25 
     - Def:  WatsonT   Apr-16-11 10:53 PM   #19 
        - Pulling Out the Dictionary Definitions is Not the Point  On the Road   Apr-17-11 04:12 PM   #33 
           - What would you call slicing off part of a child's penis as part of a religious ritual?  laconicsax   Apr-17-11 04:16 PM   #34 
           - Pure evil. nt  ZombieHorde   Apr-17-11 05:38 PM   #35 
           - Apparently it's offensive to clearly label things as they are  WatsonT   Apr-17-11 08:35 PM   #40 
           - So it's unfair to use words that perfectly describe the situation?  WatsonT   Apr-17-11 08:33 PM   #39 
           - "a very specific effect of making the circumcision appear bizarre, sadistic, and cultlike"  trotsky   Apr-18-11 06:32 AM   #43 

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