Whether it was God, Mother Nature, or Darwin, the skin that we brutally cut or cauterize away is there for a purpose, a purpose that has been forgotten.
Why are we still circumcising our boys?
I should stop with the question. My hope for this piece is to trigger a firestorm of response. I really don’t have the answers. The question though is something that has to be asked. Maybe they did it to you, but why are you doing it to your sons?
I come from a religious/cultural background (Roman Catholic) where circumcision of boys is a requirement We (well not we, I don’t play there anymore) used to have a special feast after Christmas called “The Circumcision.” It was a requirement for all good Catholic boys to have this procedure done eight days after birth — although oddly enough when I was young, the feast was on Jan 6th. The actual day of celebration has moved all around the calendar of the New Year throughout the history of the Christian Church. In modern times the feast has changed to Jan 12 and it is innocuously called “The Feast of the Holy Family.” Huh?
Circumcision comes to us from religious origins, it was a sign of the covenant between Abraham and God stated in Genesis 17:10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. ~ KJV
Most, if not all branches of Christianity have embraced this barbaric practice as a sign of allegiance to God. Stop it!
In the interim, we have invented medical reasons why the practice is “good.” BS. I’m deliberately not presenting statistics or medical evidence here. This is a practice based on religion/culture, it’s time we asked why.
Whether it was God, Mother Nature, or Darwin, the skin that we brutally cut or cauterize away is there for a purpose, a purpose that has been forgotten. Why are we still doing this?