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
"Dunno, because there's lots of scripture about not needing to do it. I'm uncircumcised, and sure am glad my parents realized it was a sign of the old covenant... heck of a thing to give up, but I guess most people born and shortly…"
"I found this little video on the subject. :)
Why you are circumcised
can I just add that although not forbidden It is strongly frowned upon in most Christian traditions - Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican."
"We have to keep in mind, when discussing ancient middle eastern circumcision that what they practiced then and what we practice now are vastly different. In ancient Egypt, for example, it seems that only those training for the priesthood were…"
"As I have pointed out previously, tests on men in countries where circumcision is not normal do not show any difference in rates of HIV transmission. Most of these tests were carried out in areas of high transmission like sub-Saharan Africa where…"
"It is hard for American sources to be impartial, given our history of routine infant circumcision. As I've mentioned before, Europe, Canada, and Australia cannot understand our fear of the foreskin. It is not a birth defect that…"
"If you think that all conflict in the ME is simply autochthonous of somehow just a part of what happens there, and that it is a connected continuous series of events, and that exempts us from acting responsibly... Well let's just say if you…"
"Muslims speak loud and clear against terror when it happens. Some people just don't listen.
It's also just dumb to make the litmus test for discriminating against Muslims whether you feel that they've sufficiently spoken up about…"
"Ignorants will do what they will do, and when they do, they will be slapped down by the rest of us.
The part that kills me is that by and large when an act of terror occurs, the Islamic community is silent."
"Perception can be a powerful tool, which is where the media has dabbled and done the most damage. However, you cannot conduct cold hard business and get things done in an environment where you worry about how your true purpose might be spun to…"
"You cannot remove the Economic implications from the ruling, the countries were chosen because they were not of Economic importance to the US. The fearful thing is that all this talk will make racist citizens of the US feel empowered to tale racist…"
"1 has to do with the perception, not the truth. I know it's false. But does X person, in a depressed area in Yemen?
They do care. Our allies are not exempted - we have people we work with on the ground in Iraq (and elsewhere). We have…"
"Sometimes doing the right thing goes against everything your heart wants. Don't make the entire AOM community hold an intervention on your behalf and show up at your doorstep with a crudely wrapped box of testicles for you. Get fixed…"