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To circumcise or not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Z May 26, 2013. 68 Replies

My wife and I are expecting our first son in a couple of months, and I was wondering if anyone had any pertinent advice/experience regarding circumcising a newborn.I grew up in the States and am…Continue

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Andrew Z replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"As I learned in the last 10 months bringing a child into the world is essentially an extended exercise in evaluating risks and making decisions you think will do them the most good. I went back and forth on this for awhile, but then a few months ago…"
May 26, 2013
David Johns replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"It has been pointed out that females would avoid many "problems" if they had their labia removed soon after birth, but no one would do that because it would be considered barbaric. Unfortunately, male circumcision has a history in…"
May 25, 2013
Aaron Lancaster replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"Exactly! Circumcision is mutilation. I mean, would you circumcise your daughter?"
May 25, 2013
David Johns replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"The basic principle is this: The foreskin is not a birth defect that needs to be corrected.  God/nature did not make a mistake when a foreskin was put on the penis.  It's there for a reason."
Nov 8, 2012
Shane replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"1) No, but then, my genetics don't need enhancements.   2) Every day apparently.   3) The line of work I'm in, and my leisure time activities, precludes me from thinking anything that happens in a doctors office is…"
Sep 9, 2011
Penelope replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"Will is correct. Mine was a rebuttal, not a positive argument.   For #3, absolutely Yes. It's very hard to explain to a non-Semite what it feels like to be culturally or ethnically Jewish. I can give examples of concerns and offenses that…"
Sep 9, 2011
Patrick Smith replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"To those who say a circumcised penis is more aesthetically pleasing, do you also bleach your childrens hair and make them wear blue contact lenses because that looks more attractive too?   To those who say they do it to their sons "to look…"
Sep 9, 2011
Will replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"If you'll read Rebecca's post in context, you'll see it was not intended to argue that circumcision is the way to go, but that comparisons to FGM are invalid."
Sep 9, 2011
Patrick Smith replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"Thank you Michael! My sentiments exactly! It is barbaric, antiquated and perverse to wilfully sexually mutilate a child. (as it is seen at least by us here in Europe.)   I can understand that there are religious aspects and they have their…"
Sep 9, 2011
Patrick Smith replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"Not been online for a while  but I am going to answer a few points here:   We have to invent the female equivalent out of words. Let's lay out the important characteristics: 1. Millennia-old practice - Yup, can't argue with that,…"
Sep 9, 2011
Michael D. Denny replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"No.  Cutting off a body part just so that it does not have to be washed is barbaric, and that is the most flattering adjective I can offer.   Appearance is a non issue. If it is, your son is a flasher. Or has really, really,…"
Sep 2, 2011
Jack Bauer replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"You answered your own question.   JB"
Aug 29, 2011
Ben replied to Penelope's discussion To circumcise or not? in the group Christian Men
"This hot off the press from Christianity Today mag: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/september/criminalizingcircumcision.html"
Aug 29, 2011
Will replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"Rebecca wins the thread, for reasons of proportion.  (Except on the infant pain thing, I'd say; infants can't console themselves that it'll soon be over or it's worth it or anything; they just feel.)  But the female…"
Aug 29, 2011
Penelope replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"We have to invent the female equivalent out of words. Let's lay out the important characteristics: 1. Millennia-old practice 2. Deep religious significance 3. Deep ethnic/cultural significance 4. Possibly puts patient at reduced risk of…"
Aug 29, 2011
Penelope replied to Ben's discussion To circumcise or not?
"Not relevant. No one's killing anyone these days just because he's cut."
Aug 29, 2011

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