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That video of the Russian Othodox idea of a Christening - if you did that in UK you would be arrested and charged with 'shaking the baby' as babies have died of 'shaken baby syndrome', easily suffer trauma with large soft heads and internal tissues

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5 hours ago, retroHelen said:

That video of the Russian Othodox idea of a Christening - if you did that in UK you would be arrested and charged with 'shaking the baby' as babies have died of 'shaken baby syndrome', easily suffer trauma with large soft heads and internal tissues

That brings to mind the question of circumcision.

Would one living in the UK be arrested and charged? I understand they are charged in the case of female circumcision. ( a loathsome practice) But what about male circumcision? Has this come up in the courts?

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Yes it has, but mostly for Muslim cases. The courts do not look favourably on it, but it is dealt with only if it comes to court because one parent disagrees with the other parent's decision and on a case by case basis. There is no actual law against it generally, though many judges at present feel that there is enough education now to dissuade parents from 'mutilating their children' without their consent.

 

Female mutilation/circumcism can be life threatening and needs surgery again and again for giving birth and sometimes prevents natural urination, so that is more nasty and mutilating as important and useful parts of the body are unnecessarily removed and can leave a woman with a painful life.  Jehovah would not leave a man like that for the rest of his life,  but it is not necessary since  Jesus mediated a new covenant - so could be classed as unnecessary mutilation, but Jews and Muslims argue that it is anti-semitic as this is 'scriptural' whereas the female version is not from any 'scripture' and is just from a 'controlling' culture.

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