The German court ruling “is an attack on one of the fundamental principles of Judaism,” wrote Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, founder and dean and associate dean of the Center in a letter to Merkel.
“For 3,500 years, every male child has entered the Jewish people through the rite of circumcision. We are not talking about a mere custom, but a biblical principle that has defined the Jewish people from time immemorial.”
My mom has been a longtime reader of Zecharia Sitchin's books; you know, about how the deities of Mesopotamian mythology were actually astronauts from another planet, the Annunaki, who came here for minerals and created humans through genetic experiments on apes, etc. Anyway, that theory sounds a lot more plausible when you think about it in this context. I could imagine some drunk extraterrestrials coming up with this: "Oh, wait! I know! Tell them—giggle, snort—tell them to cut the ends of their dongs off! Tell them the Lord demands it, and if they don't, they'll be—mmph!— cut off from their people! Pun intended! Bwahahahaha!"
"Hahaha, no way, man! No one's gonna be that stupid!"