Anyway, I'm from Chile and circumcision is unheard of. I am surprised because I thought all of South America didn't circumcise. Does anyone know what's going on??
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My friend's two sons from her first marriage are circ'd, but since meeting and marry her current dh she is now very much against the practice.
You know I am from Ecuador and I have 5 brothers, 7 nephews 1 son and none of them are cirmucised (o yeah and my Dad, I asked my mom ).
I think your friend is making excuses and a bad one I must add. Definitely not true.
I am glad to hear it is phasing out there. I don't know about the Catholic thing, either. That's what she said. I do have to say, though, that around here, there is a high ratio of Christians doing it. It has had a history with Catholicism, or so I have read, because of 'anti-masturbation benefits' I have also heard that people feel it is prescribed by the Bible. I don't want to get too into the religion thing, this is just what I hear. My views on circ have nothing to do with religion.
Originally Posted by nancymom
and my son is also the only circumcised boy in the church nursery.
Anyway, I forgot to mention in my orginal post that I am of course very anti-circ and did not even want my son circ'd. My story is posted in the "if you regret circing" thread. Just wanted to clear that up!
Oops, I think I was posting at the same time you were, so I missed yours. No, we are defenitely not circumcising any future sons. For a long time everytime I would change Gabe's diaper around anyone, it would almost bring me to tears because I was so embarrassed and regretful of what we had done to him. I hear Americans say they circ because they don't want their son to look different from everyone else. Well we have the opposite problem-my son is different from everyone because we did circ! I have my story posted in the "if you regret circing" thread. I didn't want my son to be circ'd but it was causing so much strain and stress on our marriage that I eventually gave in to my husband. It is something I will always regret, but at the time I thought it was the right thing to do. The good news is, my dh has come around and is very supportive of leaving our boys intact. He is not an "intactivist" or anything now, but he does realize circing is a very unnecessary practice. I only wish I could have convinced him sooner, but at least our future boys will be intact.
I'm sorry to hear that you have regrets but extremely happy to hear that you will not circumcise again!
I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to send you some links that address circumcision for Christians. It seems you might be a little foggy on that issue and as Christian missionaries, I feel it is information you and your husband might find illuminating.
It took me quite a while to get the full impact of circumcising a Christian child. I read quite a bit even from gospels not published in contemporary Bibles and from the normal sources such as the KJV and NIV. King James is so archaic in it's language structure and word usage that it's hard to get the exact meanings sometimes and you have to concentrate so hard to understand what it's saying that it's easy to miss the whole message. The New International version is much easier since it uses contemporary language conventions but sometimes even it is hard to understand clearly. But like a penetrating oil eventually reaches it's goal, everything eventually coalesces into something that really has meaning. Sometimes, it's something that someone else says that is the jolt that finally puts it all togther.
Just a few weeks ago, a friend told me that he was questioning his religious convictions and circumcision was part of it. Even though many people are given the information that circumcision is against Christian and Christ's teachings, they still circumcise their sons. He said "Circumcising a child is like slapping Jesus in the face and saying 'Your sacrifice doesn't mean a thing to me.'" That pretty much sums it up in a nutshell.