One thing that gets to me as a libertarian is how religion is handled by many other libertarians.  On the one hand you have stereotypical fedora atheist libertarians who shit on religion thoughtlessly and tactlessly, but there are others in the libertarian movement that may be more small government traditionalists than libertarians.  Lew Rockwell strike me as such a person.  He once wrote “if parents are not Muslims or Jews, and therefore do not have to circumcise for religious reasons, they should never allow their helpless baby boys to be mutilated in this fashion.”  My problem with what he says is that if infant circumcision is a mutilation of the helpless, then why is it acceptable that Muslim and Jewish families to do this to their children?  Why the religious exceptions?