Also ear piercing is a cultural tradition in some communities. I know it is sometimes compared to circumcision but it doesn't seem as severe to me so it doesn't feel the same to me.
I guess I've mellowed over this issue as the years have gone by. At one time it felt like a huge deal to me if someone had their baby's ears pierced, but now I see both sides more. That doesn't mean I'd do it at this point, just that I feel less judgmental about it.
What are your thoughts?