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    Circumcision Debate

    Hey guys,

    What are your opinions on circumcision? There is a bit of debate occuring in the media as to whether it is a barbaric practice.

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    un-circumsised is best. the girls certainly prefer it imo...
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    Personally, I have no problems from an ethical perspective if someone chooses to be circumcised. However, I can't agree with it being forced upon an unknowing, unconsenting child (my views on baptism and christening are the same).
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    No real opinion on subject.

    Uncropped myself, as I suspect 95% of non-Jewish, non-Muslim Brits are.

    From what little I understand being circumcised is more hygienic (no smegma), but one loses sensitivity when....well, you know....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nibbs
    un-circumsised is best. the girls certainly prefer it imo...
    hahah, Roflol..

    Err, havent really got much of an opinion on it tbh!
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    i would certainly never wish to be circumsised, nor would i even ask, let alone force anyone else to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sexithing86
    Hey guys,

    What are your opinions on circumcision? There is a bit of debate occuring in the media as to whether it is a barbaric practice.
    Best first post ever??

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    What happened?

    I looked at this thread an hour or two ago and James had closed it after one post from Sexithing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    What happened?

    I looked at this thread an hour or two ago and James had closed it after one post from Sexithing?
    We decided to give it a chance in the outside chance of a reasoned debate and keep it on a short leash as pre-emptive striking really isn't on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    i would certainly never wish to be circumsised, nor would i even ask, let alone force anyone else to do it.
    you certainly wouldnt now!
    when your a month old you probably forget it in 5 minutes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Personally, I have no problems from an ethical perspective if someone chooses to be circumcised. However, I can't agree with it being forced upon an unknowing, unconsenting child (my views on baptism and christening are the same).
    Even if say their religion decress it or not?
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    An unconsenting and unknowing infant has no religion of its own choice.

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    I don't know if it can be called barbaric. But whatever...I don't really have an opinion on it. Though I wonder...if it really serves any purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    An unconsenting and unknowing infant has no religion of its own choice.
    That's a very open minded and commendable viewpoint. But parents usually bring up their children according to their own religion.

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    Indeed - which is why I don't think a child should be baptised/circumcised/confirmed/christened/etc until they're old enough to make it as their own choice.

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