Religious Uncleanliness

I’m all for religious tolerance, at least as long as the religion in question isn’t trying to impose it’s crazy beliefs on others, but there are limits. Say, the proscription from becoming sterile before operating on an open torso.

Women training in several hospitals in England have raised objections to removing their arm coverings in theatre and to rolling up their sleeves when washing their hands, because it is regarded as immodest in Islam.

I don’t want to have to start asking my doctor what her religious affiliations are before allowing them to touch me. That way lies bad things…

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3 Responses to Religious Uncleanliness

  1. Annie says:

    I just read something somewhere recently about doctors and nurses who wear wedding bands harboring more bacteria on their hands than those who do not wear wedding bands.

  2. Bill says:

    I believe it. All those little dings and scratches in rings can fit a bunch of bacteria, I bet.

  3. Annie says:

    I think the study was also referring to the fact that most people don’t wash thoroughly enough to get the bacteria that is hiding behind the ring band.

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