Traditional paedocircumcision is a routine immunization against common law. In essence, religious immunity means that dealing with superhuman agencies gives special rights and protection from customary law. The current democratic system in some western countries such as Germany, for instance, gives more rights to religious people than to atheists. There the circumcising religions are above the laws that defend the right of body integrity. The members of the traditionally circumcising groups are allowed to infringe these laws and to practice coercive mortification of body parts of children for their own sake. In effect this inequality advertises religions and religious ceremonies including paedocircumcision.