Why would God want man's foreskin ?

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posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 03:14 PM
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reply to post by Ereshkigal
 


Wow. Thanks for that information. I never knew any of that as im sure many others didnt either!




posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 03:15 PM
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reply to post by TH3ON3
 


Now, now.

You likely know that selfish self-righteous arrogance is one of the most popular religions nowadays.

So, sacrifice is toooooooooooo UN-PC to even be acknowledged as any kind of valid concept.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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By the way many women I know say that there are many advantages to a turtleneck.


While I wont get into the details (dont want to break T&C) being uncut actually provides benefits to a woman that being cut does not.

Here is a site that provides some history on all of this (and more info for those interested lol):

Circumcision - History and Recent Trends
www.circinfo.net...

Circumcision - What Caused Many Cultures to Ritually Remove the Foreskin?
www.circinfo.net...


[edit on 1/28/2009 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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A lot of good points raised about what God would do with all this extra skin - perhaps make a rather fetching set of travel robes? They could fit snugly in a pocket and when you want to wear them a couple of quick rubs and you have a full sized outfit ready to go..

Another thought... if a grown man converted to Judaism would the Rabbi still perform the 'full' ceremony? Bet that would raise a few eyebrows.

Interesting AND entertaining as always on ATS - thanks

Berth




posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 03:42 PM
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Millions of years of evolution in mammals around the globe, prove that a foreskin is not going to kill you. It isn't going to make you get sick, die of cancer, or scare away turtles. Mutilating the foreskin is not a good thing. You can do anything you want to your body in the name of religion, but don't try and pretend that it is good for you. Hi little baby boy, welcome to the world, now... let me slice and dice your most prized possession.

The foreskin contains thousands of highly sensitive sensory receptors called Meissner corpuscles, which are more abundant there than in any other part of the penis. Richly endowed with a profusion of blood vessels, it also has a ridged band of peripenic muscles that protects the urinary tract from contaminants, and an undersurface lined with mucocutaneous tissue found nowhere else on the body, which contains ectopic glands that produce natural emollients and antibacterial proteins similar to those found in mother's milk. With its frenar ridges and its thousands of nerve endings, the foreskin not only protects the glans, which in an intact male is extremely sensitive, it also accounts for roughly one-third of the penis' sexual perceptivity. In short, evolution has seen to it that the penises of all mammals come protected in a remarkably fine-tuned and responsive foreskin.


...three feet of veins, arteries and capillaries, 240 feet of nerves and more than 20,000 nerve endings are destroyed; so are all the muscles, glands, epithelial tissue and sexual sensitivity associated with the foreskin. Finally, what nature intended as an internal organ is irrevocably externalized.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 04:41 PM
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MAN wrote the bible as you can see. What would a omnipotent god want with a foreskin? But if you put it in a book and say god made you wrote it then after a while people start believing it. That whole thing about its easier to clean is true but that don't make it right. Its easier to clean your feet if you don't have to go in between toes so why not just cut those off too, and um, GOD said to do it. So now we just cut off body parts because its easier to clean without them? insane. The only reason people have this done is because its considered normal but when you do it to a girl its then called mutilation. Strange how it changes huh. Im sure an all powerful God has much better things to do then talk about foreskins HE GAVE US! This reminds me of other books that are made to believe God wrote them, like the Qua ran. Why would god tell you there would be virgins waiting for you if you killed yourself? If you are in heaven then you dont have a body so who cares if virgins are there. Obviously written by man. I doubt God even writes books.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 05:44 PM
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No 11 answers your question WHY, it was a sign of the covenant between God and His people.

The "8 days old" part is AMAZING (scientifically speaking),
See quote below from article called

Biblical Accuracy and Circumcision on the 8th Day
by Bert Thompson, Ph.D. at link:

www.apologeticspress.org...

"In Genesis 17:12, God specifically directed Abraham to circumcise newborn males on the eighth day. Why the eighth day? In 1935, professor H. Dam proposed the name “vitamin K” for the factor in foods that helped prevent hemorrhaging in baby chicks. We now know vitamin K is responsible for the production (by the liver) of the element known as prothrombin. If vitamin K is deficient, there will be a prothrombin deficiency and hemorrhaging may occur. Oddly, it is only on the fifth through the seventh days of the newborn male’s life that vitamin K (produced by bacteria in the intestinal tract) is present in adequate quantities. Vitamin K, coupled with prothrombin, causes blood coagulation, which is important in any surgical procedure. Holt and McIntosh, in their classic work, Holt Pediatrics, observed that a newborn infant has “peculiar susceptibility to bleeding between the second and fifth days of life.... Hemorrhages at this time, though often inconsequential, are sometimes extensive; they may produce serious damage to internal organs, especially to the brain, and cause death from shock and exsanguination” (1953, pp. 125-126). Obviously, then, if vitamin K is not produced in sufficient quantities until days five through seven, it would be wise to postpone any surgery until some time after that. But why did God specify day eight?

On the eighth day, the amount of prothrombin present actually is elevated above one-hundred percent of normal—and is the only day in the male’s life in which this will be the case under normal conditions. If surgery is to be performed, day eight is the perfect day to do it. Vitamin K and prothrombin levels are at their peak. The chart below, patterned after one published by S.I. McMillen, M.D., in his book, None of These Diseases, portrays this in graphic form."

and

"Dr. McMillen observed:

We should commend the many hundreds of workers who labored at great expense over a number of years to discover that the safest day to perform circumcision is the eighth. Yet, as we congratulate medical science for this recent finding, we can almost hear the leaves of the Bible rustling. They would like to remind us that four thousand years ago, when God initiated circumcision with Abraham....

Abraham did not pick the eighth day after many centuries of trial-and-error experiments. Neither he nor any of his company from the ancient city of Ur in the Chaldees ever had been circumcised. It was a day picked by the Creator of vitamin K (1984, p. 93).

Moses’ information, as recorded in Genesis 17:12, not only was scientifically accurate, but was years ahead of its time. How did Moses have access to such information? The answer, of course, is provided by the apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 3:16—“Every scripture is inspired of God.” "



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 05:51 PM
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I am just wondering what some of you girls' opinions have anything to do with this? Do you have a willy that was whacked of your own? What exactly of a hard cut willy is better than a hard uncut willy? Please tell me how you can tell the difference?

You live longer with a cut willy? Where exactly can I read this medical research?

I had a girlfriend (in younger years) who didn't even know the difference because she'd never pulled out limp floppy willies to compare. I explained it to her and she was just like, "oh." Life went on as normal, sex life went on as normal, we both enjoyed it, where exactly is the drawback? When willy comes out to play, willy stands at full alert, and an uncut willy looks the same as a cut willy. Also, as stated a few posts above, it is actually a benefit for the GIRL if it's uncut.

You catch STDs if your willy is uncut? This is news to me! I've spent years upon years roaming around with a turtleneck on and being as promiscuous as the next guy and I've followed the basics: clean your freaking body, don't bang hookers, wear a condom unless you want to make a baby. I have made it unscathed and I will come back when I'm 80+ (assuming ATS is still around) to let all of you know it didn't reduce my lifespan either.

As stated before, circumcision was a PAGAN ritual and just ANOTHER thing that modern religion ripped from past religions. Organized religion is not new, it is not unique, they really only differ on a few very basic ideas, and it basically is just the previous religion rehashed for the new people with subtle changes.

And here is some news for some of you also, you don't need to be circumcised to have spirituality, and you sure as hell don't need a book with outdated myths to tell you how to be spiritual. You are God, we are all God, we are all One. Turtleneck or not.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by Terapin
Lets clear something up. Circumcision only helps lower the risk of STDs in an individual with poor hygiene. If you don't wash your willy, you may be more likely to get a bug.


Thank GOD (pardon the pun) that someone said it. I was going to, but thought Id wait a few pages.

If you dont wash your junk, then that's YOUR problem if it gets funky. So rather than actually wash it, you'd rather have part of it chopped off.

Lazy.... lol



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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gosh, i'm guessing a lot of babies bled to death when they first started infant penis mutalation -i hope it didn't take too long before they realized it was better to wait a little over a week before chopping bit of their children off.

I've been thinking, Native American Tribes sometimes bound their child's head to a board so it would grow flat. In china feet were bound so that ladies had tiny feet. What is it about humans that we do sush stupid things to or kids? heh Ritalin another prime example,



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 06:12 PM
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Foreskin protects and keeps a moist environment. It also allow masturbation without the use of lube.
And how in the world removing a cover protects its content from dust and bacteria?



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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You know i thought about posting this same thread about a year ago and decided against it as it seemed silly. Each to their own i thought.

However the OP makes a very salient point, why should a child, who hasn't yet learnt to speak be mutilated? Female genital mutilation is seem as a horrific crime, so why not male mutilation?



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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reply to post by Raytracer
 


i dont get that either, its like taking off your eye lids to protect your eyes - crazy.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by Raytracer
Foreskin protects and keeps a moist environment. It also allow masturbation without the use of lube.
And how in the world removing a cover protects its content from dust and bacteria?




Originally posted by ImaNutter
I am just wondering what some of you girls' opinions have anything to do with this? Do you have a willy that was whacked of your own? What exactly of a hard cut willy is better than a hard uncut willy? Please tell me how you can tell the difference?


There actually is a physical difference. It may not be noticable by everyone, but it has to do with the coronal-ridge hook and vaginal walls along with the above mentioned. The foreskin can actually protect the woman from being sore during intercouse. And I think that is all that can be said without breaking T&C. LOL

Everyone should really read up on the male/female sexual organs and I dont mean watching porn. But actually read up on what does what and why. LOL Might help a lot of sexually frustrated people out there


[edit on 1/28/2009 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 06:32 PM
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I agree with the poster who said that if God did create man why did he give him a foreskin only to take it away.

This a ancient practice that was common in desert regions due to lack of water. It was considered cleaner.

Would you cut off your ears to make your head easier to clean ?


I am glad that this mutilation is declining in Australia.
res

[edit on 28-1-2009 by resistancia]



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 06:33 PM
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The pseudo religious con artists create such fantasies to test their skills at manipulating humans, to mock them, to subjugate them. They laugh at the ignorance of humans and the weakness of the spirit and gain a false confidence in the idea of their entitlement and superiority. One minute they promote abstinence and chastity in religious repression and the next in lust. Since the 60s, for example, many people even today engage in sex actually believing they are defending freedom. People will always be suckers and the con artists will always go from one extreme to the other or create controversy distract humans from their true welfare.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by Raytracer
Foreskin protects and keeps a moist environment. It also allow masturbation without the use of lube.
And how in the world removing a cover protects its content from dust and bacteria?


Circumcision apparently aids in the decrease of bacteria due to a secretion called smegma building up under the (frenula?) thinggy.

If uncircumsized men happen to be lax with personal hygiene then this build up can cause infection due to the bacteria thriving in the moist dark folds of the foreskin. Uncirced men need to keep very clean.

Natural men are men sensitive. I am not going to go into detail use your imagination here please

I prefer the natural look my self


res

[edit on 28-1-2009 by resistancia]



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 06:45 PM
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To all the people saying that an uncircumsised penis is just as safe as a circumsised one if they clean it regularly are speaking rubbish.

They found that people with circumsised penis's are up to 8 times less likely to catch HIV from 1 on 1 sex.



They found evidence that the HIV virus targets specific cells from the inner surface of the foreskin. These cells possess HIV receptors, making this area particularly susceptible to infection.


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posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 06:55 PM
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reply to post by mclarenmp4
 


It helps if the couple are monogamous

not a one liner


res



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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reply to post by resistancia
 


Oh I agree, the point I was making is that there are pyshiological benefits from not having a foreskin.
Although there are the negatives such as reduced sensitivity.





 
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