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Circumcision – Pro vs Cons…”Should You Circumcise?” Why Or Why Not?

October 21, 2011

Since the title of this blog is called “The Contrarian Mom”…then why not write a post on one of the most controversial and heated topics amongst mom’s of little boys – Circumcision.

Yep, I just said that word and am now delving into the topic…

–My goal for you is to be educated–

Know ALL you can before making a decision. 

My motto is to not be controlled by fear or the unknown.

You probably are asking “why this topic” or “what does she have to prove” or “she is just choosing sides”.

First of all, there is an ABUNDANCE of info on the internet talking about how horrible circumcision is and how every boy should stay intact because that is the way he was born and it is inhuman to cut anything off the body of a baby.

There is almost NO info on the online talking about and discussing the Pro’s of circumcision.  Almost none.

Any mother would love to not expose her precious newborn to the pain of being circumcised.

For those of you who acknowledge there is a God, I have one question for you:

“God created sex.  And if sex is suppose to be a beautiful thing, then WHY would God command those in the Old Testament to cut a part of their penis off and totally ruin sex?  Why would God destroy a beautiful thing?”

What if the JOKE is on those who don’t follow the advise of God in Old Testament and don’t circumcise?  From what I can tell, most of the rules in the Old Testament were for the peoples protection, health and hygiene.

After much thought on this topic and talking to MANY new moms about whether or not to circumsize their new born son, I have come to the conclusion that the only way to REALLY know is by talking to men who were intact until adulthood and then had their foreskin removed after having full knowledge what it is like to have a foreskin, wash one, have sex with one, etc.

Here is a website that has exactly that info…  the testimonies are many and may be very helpful for you in this decision of whether or not to circumcise your son.

www.circinfo.net-men who know both sides…

Men who have been circumcised since birth don’t know what it’s like to have a foreskin.

Men who are not circumcised don’t know what it’s like to not be.

Men who have had both, have the most accurate info of what it’s like to not be circumcised and then to be.

This website: www.circinfo.net has every topic from Penile Hygeine to Why Are Men Born With Foreskin to Infections.  He has over a 1,000 references and his whole goal is to simple inform.

For the Biblically minded:

“Interestingly, the physical difficulties experienced by the uncircumcised may explain why the word for uncircumcised in Hebrew means “obstruction” or “to impede”, so explaining the Biblical term “uncircumcised heart” when referring to obstructionism.”

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  1. Andi permalink
    October 24, 2011 9:17 pm

    It’s my understand that Christians aren’t required to circumcise, that only a metaphorical circumcision of the heart is warranted. So why I can’t tell you why God would command it in the OT, all I know is it’s not mandated for Christians in the NT.

    Infant circumcision is not kind and I find it odd that someone advocating for natural birth in the book list would promote routine infant circumcision. It seems very unnatural to cut off a functioning body part without medical need/disease.

    I’d also like to offer this: for every one man you find who is happy to have his foreskin removed as an adult, you’ll find one man circumcised as an infant who is unhappy about it. Just search online for painful erection caused by circumcision or those countless men who are trying to restore their foreskin. So it seems the best solution is to leave the babies alone and allow them the choice to get circumcised or stay intact once they reach the age of consent.

    Thanks for allowing me to voice my opinion.
    Andi

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