Perhaps right now while you are reading this article some parents out there follow some celebrity’s example and decide to circumcise their boys. Copying genital state like everything else happens all the time. But traditional religious paedocircumcision is not a result of frivolous spontaneous imitation. It is a deliberate standardization.
Assuming that religious circumcision mimics famous people is offensive to both the believers and their religion. It implies that believers either thoughtlessly ape everything that has something to do with sexuality or consider the leaders’ anomaly advantageous. These options describe the devotees as either inane perverts or unscrupulous opportunists who know that the lack of foreskin gets closer to the Universal Provider. They also describe religion either as a mass sexual obsession or a self-seeking timeserving.