Foreskin's Lament

There are those, like Richard Dawkins, who consider the religious indoctrination of children as a form of child abuse. Extreme or not, there is something to be said for the charge that as a society we tend to instill all kinds of beliefs in our children, which they don't yet have the mental capacity to question and understand. If we can't consider children to be post-structuralists or neo-marxists because they don't understand these philosophies, what makes us think we can call them Christians or Muslims?

Though some of this indoctrination may be innocent and well-intentioned, it can also produce serious physical and psychological damage. In the following clips taken from his recent memoir Foreskin's Lament, Shalom Auslander shares some of his religious experiences with the kind of funny and refreshing style that only he can dish out.

And who do you think will win in the battle between porn and God?

Oh yeah, baby... double or nothing :)

And if you're curious to learn what Barbie can tell us about the Jewish tradition, you should check out the short documentary film The Tribe.
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