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post #41 of 48
So the only worry it caused him was that his father was cut... Interesting. Not really sure if I should say I am glad or anything but it is good news somehow.

Glad your mind was turned around by the facts.
post #42 of 48
Jyurina,
Your comment about dh suggesting you research circumcision was great.

Unfortunatly, my dh usually tells me that I do too much research online(-; He likes to just have a doctor tell him what to do.

Of course, especially after pregnancy/birth etc., I am so much LESS likely to trust a doctor's advice than before- and I was already burned enough times to be skeptical.

Jessica
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by jessjgh1
Unfortunatly, my dh usually tells me that I do too much research online(-; He likes to just have a doctor tell him what to do.
UGH, yes! My DH said the same thing about research and since his sister and BIL both work in the medical fields (RN and EMT) he lives and dies by the advice they give him. So sad...
post #44 of 48
Well then, I say find a pediatrician that doesn't advocate circ. I have found that doctors from other countries in general do not have the circ bias that many from here have. My kids have had Korean, Chinese and Indian doctors and they never told me that it was neccesary. So call around, ask what their opinion is on it and then have your dh talk to a mediacal professional with another point of view. You can find peds that will reccomend weaning to formula and many other things that are directly contrary to current research. You just gotta find the ones that keep current. ANy doctor that goes by the recent AAP reccomendations will back you up that the reasons used are BS.
post #45 of 48
I'm confused. What else would he have asked about? He was only 3. Now that he is older and has circed cousins he has asked why they are cut. Let me tell you, that is a hard explanation. He still can't fathom why anyone would do that to their kids. I hope he never changes
post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by julie128
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Actually, He did: http://bibleresources.bible.com/pass...17&version1=45

(No, I am NOT trying to start a discussion on this!!!! Just pointing out the flaw in the argument. Might want to find a new one.)
I didn't see the other comments, but here's a bit more:

Please note that I do not want to start an argument and I do not know your religion or religious history.

In the Letters from Paul (New Testament, aka "Christian Scripture"), Paul writes how Baptism has replaced circumcision and that if the person is baptized, then that is enough of a requirement to belong to the Christian Church.

Circumcision when mentioned in the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) is part of a whole religious ceremony, involving giving the baby his Hebrew name as well as the snipping of the foreskin and (i'm sure) many other traditions. IMO, Biblical Circumcision and hospital circumcision (RIC) are two different things.

Once again, I don't wish to start an impasse, I merely wanted to point that out.
post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by julie128
You could say, why don't we wait and let junior decide for himself?
Exactly what I decided on. DH and I wrote down lists of "reasons to do" and "reasons not to do". We eventually decided that for most every reason "to do", there was a reason "not to do" and the list was about 50/50.

Depending on what state you live in, there might be a law such as "if the two parents disagree, it won't be done" or "the mother has the deciding vote."
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by bugmenot
the snipping of the foreskin
Sorry to play pedant but that phrase applied to this ritual always irks me: Rabbis use a knife, not a pair of scissors. The foreskin is sliced off.
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