Well, the Egyptians were doing it first. It was a rite. A blood sacrifice of that most precious to the power(s) the ancients believed they owed everything.
To keep sand out of their privates... BS!
And if may put on my tinfoil hat for a moment, to tell the child from the earliest age that the world was a violent place and he was not in control. Look at the countries that still practice it.
A persons own choice is very misleading seeing as how the choice would be made at birth by an infant. To each is own, i dont wanna see what you decided anyways
It's so ludicrous because we have to constantly deal with ego. "If I accepted this true fact, it would mean that my parents mutilated me, reducing my sexual feeling, for no reason. It would mean that I did the same to my boy, also for no reason at all. This would make me and my parents stupid or evil. We aren't evil, and I don't want to be stupid, therefore I reject this true fact."
This is every pro-mutilation argument ever
And look at how absurd all the arguments are when you apply them to anything else. Just look at the double standard. People with no basis of comparison. There's precious few men who chose to get circumcised- probably on the same order as nullification fetishists- yet still people try to defend the indefensible.
Yeah again read and comprehend what that means. Since you cut out the important part and I know you are clueless to that being the old train of thought which is why they changed their minds to the new thought that is the title of the article. I know you only like to catch what little information you can to support your fatuous claims but please try for once.noting "potential medical benefits,
theres no evidence supporting either view. so my question is this, who are you to tell somebody else how to raise their kids? funny thing is i bet you would freak if somebody told you your kids were messed up and its your fault. whether you like it or not my kids are and will be circumcised and there is nothing you can do about it.
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Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, a small flap of skin that covers the tip of the penis, generally performed in the days after birth. Many Jews and Muslims circumcise their sons because of their religious beliefs. Other parents choose to snip for hygiene reasons, believing it's easier to keep a circumcised penis clean, or cosmetic ones, wanting junior to "look like dad."
Last edited by vindicatorx; 2012-12-06 at 09:16 PM.
While I can understand the point I like and would prefer being circumcised and I'm glad it was done when I can't remember it. I wouldn't have wanted to have it done when I was old enough to make that decision.
I'm willing to bet though that a lot of people who say that it shouldn't be done, that it should be the child's choice, are ok with having their child immunized (above and beyond the major immunizations like Mumps, Smallpox ect.). I don't see a difference.
About the discussion who did circumcision first - I don't know who was first, but I know that Semite cultures in general (includes ancient Egyptians, Jews, Muslims, Christians...), as well as the cultures around Australia (New Guinea, Oceania, ...) have done it too for thousands of years.