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Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" That's byoo-tee-fulll."


But of course! I had opposition from my mom and the in-laws and religious reasons were used, among many of the standard reasons such as hygiene and being made fun of.

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" .... but what would Jesus do? lol Bam! Circ'ing is Christian. It's magic!"


:) haha yup.
When Jesus died for our sins things changed. The covenant between us and God changed.
Being circumcised is something jews still do, since they don't believe Jesus died for our sins so they follow the old laws obviously. (depending how strict they are with their religion)



International Standard Version. Galatians 6:15
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. Rather, what matters is being a new creation.



Personally though, I am not anti circ or pro circ. I'm just pro parents making the best choice for their own children..and doing research beforehand.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" Then they clearly do not understand their ... [snip!] ... what God wanted the Jews to do. Know I know, it's pretty much cosmetic, nor does it have any spiritual meaning for Christians."

I've heard plenty of Christians tell me they thought it was something you should do though. It astounds me because I grew up Christians around Christians & never ever heard it in ANY church I have ever attended (of any denomination) so I always wonder why on earth someone thinks it has anything to do with it though. And you are NOT the first person I have heard say it may be a reason, hence why I already know the passage. I've known Catholics to tell me it is too & I am grew up Catholic & can promise you - there is no connection between Catholicism & circ either.

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting EnnaBennaBanana:" :) haha yup. When Jesus died for our sins things changed. The covenant between us and God changed. Being ... [snip!] ... not anti circ or pro circ. I'm just pro parents making the best choice for their own children..and doing research beforehand."



On the outside I'm pro-parental rights to decide for their child... but inside I'm "stop mutilating your child's genitalia"

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" On the outside I'm pro-parental rights to decide for their child... but inside I'm "stop mutilating your child's genitalia""

On the outside I am"Leave your baby's perfect healthy genitals alone." On the inside I am thinking "I am so sad we put such little value on the rights of infants & children's that they don't even have any protections in place, even for their genitals". :(

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
5th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I've heard plenty of Christians tell me they thought it was something you should do though. It astounds ... [snip!] ... me it is too & I am grew up Catholic & can promise you - there is no connection between Catholicism & circ either."</blockquote>



LOL. I have never talked to anyone about circing until BG came along. I don't think it's even studied or talked about, TBH. I had my son forced only because I didn't know any differently. I didn't even know that infants actually died. My husband passed away before my son was born, so I never discussed that. IF I were to have another boy eventually, I just may not.

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" On the outside I am"Leave your baby's perfect healthy genitals alone." On the inside I am thinking "I ... [snip!] ... on the rights of infants & children's that they don't even have any protections in place, even for their genitals". :("


Well, let's just say if anyone asks me how I feel about circ'ing they're going to get at earful... but I'm not going to offer my opinion... unless someone is blatantly pissing me off lol

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I've heard plenty of Christians tell me ... [snip!] ... passed away before my son was born, so I never discussed that. IF I were to have another boy eventually, I just may not."

I've ONLY talked about ti so much because before my son was born...I knew NO ONE who didn't circ & so everyone has been all over me on it for almost 6 yrs now. Since then though, there have been at least 3 boys that I know of who are not circed because of conversations their parents had with me. So yay for that. When anyone IRL asks me if I am worried they'll be made fun of I always say "Of course not - you'd never raise your kid so shitty they'd make fun of another boys genitals right? Wouldn't they be embarrassed to admit they were looking? Why should I be concerned that your kid is going to turn into an a*****e or something?" And I say it ribbing them, not all edgy or anything...It usually shuts them up. I also always tell them, I go ahead & talk to my kids about circ & they are aware that everyone is different in this way just like height, weight, skin, hair, religion, etc. if a child doesn't know that -- it's the parent's fault for not teaching about diversity.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
5th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" If you know 3 people with intact sons who are all retractable by that age , I can guarantee you that ... [snip!] ... their sons early. The average age of retraction is 10 - so to know 3 who naturally have loosened by 5 is rare to say the least."</blockquote>




:!: :!:



Which means THEY caused the damage to their Son's penises.

user banned 18 kids; Texas 1041 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting ♡ kat&noah (38wks):" I'm having a boy, and at first I was 100% sure that I was not going to circumcise him. Now I'm thinking maybe I should. My question is for moms who have boys, did you do it? Why or why not? "


I didn't. I found, after extensive research, that there is no medical necessity. All the people claiming "it's cleaner" blah blah are full of it. If you are responsible enough to teach your child how to care for himself it's not an issue. Further, it desensitizes them, and I feel it is HIS decision. If he wants to do it, he can do it as an adult.



My son is now almost 5. We have NEVER had an issue, and I'm expecting boy #2. I feel like God made my child perfect, I don't need to "improve" them for an American cultual norm (BTW, America is the only place that regularly circumcises for non religious beliefs. 90% of the rest of the world doesn't circ)

glowinthedark 2 kids; Norway 29301 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Fusselinchen -2:</b>" i always find the pro circ comments so ... [snip!] ... I can see how following a Jewish tradition would fall in line with that. Maybe? At any rate, it's the "norm" so people do it."


It's a specifically Jewish tradition though, not a Christian one. Americans were told it prevented masturbation and all kinds of crazy stuff from the dude who invented Cornflakes.

user banned California 8675 posts
6th Feb '13

I hope Op is keeping up with her thread. I dont think she has replied.

glowinthedark 2 kids; Norway 29301 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Now I'll never eat cornflakes anymore... Thank you for that. lol I wont be able to eat it without thinking he made the movement just so he could make flakes with them... ewwwww"

I forget his first name, but his last name is actually Kellog or however it's spelled, look it up! He was a wacky dude.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting glowinthedark:" It's a specifically Jewish tradition though, not a Christian one. Americans were told it prevented masturbation and all kinds of crazy stuff from the dude who invented Cornflakes."


I already agreed with that.

glowinthedark 2 kids; Norway 29301 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" I already agreed with that."


I was catching up. I saw that you said you just pulled an assumption out of your ass, don't worry.