once again, i wanna thank everyone for the uplifting comments, and all the positivity throughout the entire thread!!
i also wanted to make a note that my little guy got his circumcision today, and i know he's having a little trouble right now, but all i can do is
pray for a speedy recovery! moreover, i wanted to make note of this post
from this thread
Originally posted by RedBalloon
Perhaps the difference in terms comes fromthe goal of the proceedure. With FGM, the goal is to prevent sexual pleasure - to prevent orgasm and sexual
thoughts. For men, it's done for religious reasons, and now done for cosmetic and for the false pretense of cleanliness. Sure 200 years ago it
helped prevent all kinds of infections, but not anymore. It's not needed. Cosmetically, sure. I've had men tell me they would want their sons to be
circumsized to look like them, to not be laughed at in gym, to not be different from everyone else, and yes, so women will like them. Rediculous, in
my oppinion, and cosmetically, I think uncircumscised penises look just fine.
Also, could the naming difference be because of the people who are bringing the issue to light? For women, its a much more charged issue. All of the
articles and oppinion pieces I've read about FGM are from women and dealing with womens rights. Women, who are a lot more emotionally connected to
the issue, are probably more likely to use terms like mutilation. Ever read anything by men opposed to male circumscision? They use terms like
Thankfully, not circumscising male children in the US is becoming a lot more accepted.
i started to research circumcisions more about a week ago when my wife brought up the fact that Medicaid won't cover the cost of
circumcisions because it's merely "cosmetic"
... but wait, i thought, i've always heard that it was for cleanliness, and at least thought that
it was for functionality, not cosmetic, purposes! well it turns out, that's a load of crap!
circumcisions are simply carried out for religious or cultural reasons, and most of the world won't practice male/female genital mutilation because
there's really no need
for it! i've also heard that it's purely a sexual thing:
Little male babies do not need their penile foreskin cut off. It is totally unnecessary, especially in today's world. Many ancient civilizations
performed circumcision for religious rites and ritualistic reasons and purposes, many dealing with sex rituals. According to religio-political occult
philosophy researcher Jordan Maxwell, it was discovered that the penis attains an erection quicker while circumcised.
Remove ritualistic reasons (beliefs) behind circumcision and circumcision is absolutely unnecessary and illogical. To say little boy babies need to be
circumcised is to say God screwed up (leaving the foreskin of the penis in tact) and man must come to the rescue and right God's wrong, and of course
to man this is done by removing unnecessary foreskin on the penis.
...and what exactly does Jordan Maxwell, one of the most profoundly influential occult researchers (one of my favorites!) of all time, have to say
This brings us to the subject of circumcision. Now, what does cutting the foreskin off of a boy's penis have to do with the Lord? It doesn't
have a thing to do with the Lord, it has to do with sex. That is why you are messing around with the boy's penis. They had the boys circumcised
because they found out that a man would get aroused quicker, without the foreskin rather than with the foreskin. That was not new with the Hebrews,
this ritual goes way back to stone age man. The Egyptians did the same thing, preparing boys for a little sex worship.
(Maxwell, Jordan. Matrix of Power: How the World
Has Been Controlled by Powerful People without Your Knowledge. Escondido, CA: The Book Tree, 2000; p. 50
well, i left this decision up to my wife, and i guess if it was up to me, i would have said no (which would also have saved us $300...
well, i just thought i would share all of this with you, and i'm so happy to receive all of the nice things that you all have said!
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