Yeah-I see it as both being without the consent of the child and thats uncool. But its not the same-circumsion removes a huge part of their penis, has big risks, etc, and can never be changed. At least with ear piercing, they can take out the earrings and its hardly noticible.
Having said that, all 3 of my kids have their ears pierced. My son doesnt wear an earing and you cant even see the hole, but the other day he said he wants a hoop in it now, lol. My girls seem to like them....I actually objected to getting my younger one done because my other daughter FREAKED when it was done (my son didnt even cry-I think he was preoccupied by the shiney things in the case), but dh and his mom took her out and got it done without me. My fault for not saying NO I DONT WANT IT DONE...I just kept procrastinating on it.
This baby wont have it done, we've already talked about it and agreed. If he wants it done when hes older, then fine, but otherwise, I'm not doing it
(I had my ears pierced when I was 6 and remember being mad at my mom for not doing it when I was a baby-LOL)