Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hitch: Cocks; or, That's Funny, You Don't Look Mutilated

A brief Hitchfest '07 digression...
'The connection between religious barbarism and sexual repression could not be plainer than when it is "marked in the flesh." Who can count the number of lives that have been made miserable in this way, especially since Christian doctors began to adopt ancient Jewish folklore in their hospitals?" (Christopher Hitchens: God Is Not Great, p. 226)
Those of you who've read Mordecai Richler's paranoid '60s London satire Cocksure probably already know this, but the incidence of male circumcision in Canada in the mid-20th century, while difficult to say with accuracy, was clearly much higher than in the U.K.

Doesn't appear to have made the Brits any happier though (stats p. 37).

Higher standards?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm all for skin. Who can be against skin?

Emerson

Robert G. said...

Anyone you like. Hands off the wife though.

You planning on "restoring" then?

Anonymous said...

Hell no! I don't know what crazy Zulu cult you belong to, but no knife touches The Hebrew National!

Emerson