Sunday, February 7, 2010

Circumcision is anti-christian

I believe that circumcision as is done today is wrong, barbaric, abusive, and sinful. Anybody who does any research at all will find this to be true. I come across many websites, but this one is unique in that it talks about religious reasons why NOT to circumcise. This blog has many more articles on the subject of circumcision.
Thankfully, Americans are starting to listen and only about half now
are circumcised - meaning the other half are NOT circumcised. That number is decreasing every year as more parents are no longer ignorant and are educated in the subject. In Europe and England 99 percent are NOT circumcised. One day soon, it will be
the circumcised male that will be made fun of in the locker room, not
the intact male.
From the article:
If you are Christian, you will find that
circumcision is FULLY against what early Christians taught. Jesus
followers, the New Testament, and the early Christian Church were unquestionably opposed to genital cutting in any form.
It is Jesus who is the 'New Covenant' between God and his people, and
participation in the Old Covenant (by shedding the blood of your
newborn, for example) is to deny Christ's existence, authority, and
power in salvation.

"Cutting the Blessing" among the Hebrews in antiquity was done in a
MUCH different fashion than in modern U.S. culture where we amputate
the entire prepuce organ. Hebrews and early Jews made a very tiny slit
in the tip of the prepuce to allow for mere drops of blood to be shed
as the blood sacrifice of the covenant.

The Hebrew words used
for this practice in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) are "namal" and
"muwl." Namal means 'to clip' - like one would clip the tips of your
fingernails. Muwl means 'to curtail, to blunt.' Neither of these words
mean "to cut," "to amputate," "to remove," "to cut off," etc. There
were very different Hebrew words with clearly understood meanings
representing 'the cutting off' or 'the removal of' something. The
difference was plainly obviously to those practicing and writing about
the practice at the time.
I would encourage anyone who believes they are genitally cutting their infant for religious reasons to dive into the subject further."Cutting the Blessing" among the Hebrews in antiquity was done in a MUCH different fashion than in modern U.S. ...

here's some more links:l

Here's a great book on the history of Circumcision:
Circumcision: A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery

And here are the medical reasons (and God-given reasons) to be intact as God planned:

The foreskin has numerous protective, sensory, and sexual functions.

· Protection: Just as the eyelids protect the eyes, the foreskin protects the glans and keeps its surface soft, moist, and sensitive. It also maintains optimal warmth, pH balance, and cleanliness. The glans itself contains no sebaceous glands-glands that produce the sebum, or oil, that moisturizes our skin.11 The foreskin produces the sebum that maintains proper health of the surface of the glans.
· Immunological Defense: The mucous membranes that line all body orifices are the body's first line of immunological defense. Glands in the foreskin produce antibacterial and antiviral proteins such as lysozyme.12 Lysozyme is also found in tears and mother's milk. Specialized epithelial Langerhans cells, an immune system component, abound in the foreskin's outer surface.13 Plasma cells in the foreskin's mucosal lining secrete immunoglobulins, antibodies that defend against infection.14
· Erogenous Sensitivity: The foreskin is as sensitive as the fingertips or the lips of the mouth. It contains a richer variety and greater concentration of specialized nerve receptors than any other part of the penis.15 These specialized nerve endings can discern motion, subtle changes in temperature, and fine gradations of texture.16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
· Coverage During Erection: As it becomes erect, the penile shaft becomes thicker and longer. The double-layered foreskin provides the skin necessary to accommodate the expanded organ and to allow the penile skin to glide freely, smoothly, and pleasurably over the shaft and glans.
· Self-Stimulating Sexual Functions: The foreskin's double-layered sheath enables the penile shaft skin to glide back and forth over the penile shaft. The foreskin can normally be slipped all the way, or almost all the way, back to the base of the penis, and also slipped forward beyond the glans. This wide range of motion is the mechanism by which the penis and the orgasmic triggers in the foreskin, frenulum, and glans are stimulated.
· Sexual Functions in Intercourse: One of the foreskin's functions is to facilitate smooth, gentle movement between the mucosal surfaces of the two partners during intercourse. The foreskin enables the penis to slip in and out of the vagina nonabrasively inside its own slick sheath of self-lubricating, movable skin. The female is thus stimulated by moving pressure rather than by friction only, as when the male's foreskin is missing.
· The foreskin fosters intimacy between the two partners by enveloping the glans and maintaining it as an internal organ. The sexual experience is enhanced when the foreskin slips back to allow the male's internal organ, the glans, to meet the female's internal organ, the cervix-a moment of supreme intimacy and beauty.

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