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Thursday, October 08, 2009

"The unkindest cut"

Half a year after first blogging it, Neal Pollack's piece on circumcision still feels like one of the best reflections I have ever read about the practice of religion. It's a companion piece to great Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes like "The Baptism," "The Ski Lift," and, of course, "The Special Section."

If only every other world religion (most especially Christians, Hindus and Muslims) had Neals and Larrys. Our planet would be a much better place. And shorn of the elements that cheapen it, religion might have some of its surpassing value restored.

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