Are you for or against male circumcision?
- TardisAndTheHareLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
For it: It prevents infection, reduces phimosis (retraction) and paraphimosis (return to normal position), reduces STDs and penile cancer and cervical cancer (in women who have sex with them). Many Jewish laws kept them safe (diet laws, etc.) and many Jewish laws remind them to be humane (humane killing of livestock to prevent livestock from suffering).
- 2 months ago
Against its cosmetic and not Christian
- Bulldog reduxLv 72 months ago
I oppose male circumcision but am quite comfortable with circumcision in females.
- PubliusLv 72 months ago
Mildly in favor of it. It offers marginal health and hygiene advantages.
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- lookingupLv 42 months ago
That is a personal decision. The Bible says at Galatians 5:6 “For in union with Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any value, but faith operating through love is.”
So, since we are know longer under the mosaic law it doesn’t mater to God, so other people shouldn’t get involved in other people’s business but.
I found this interesting it said. Jesus did say: “Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I came, not to destroy, but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5:17) But what does the expression “to fulfill” mean? To illustrate: A builder fulfills a contract to complete a building, not by ripping up the contract, but by finishing the structure. However, once the work has been completed to the client’s satisfaction, the contract is fulfilled and the builder is no longer under obligation to it. Likewise, Jesus did not break, or rip up, the Law; rather, he fulfilled it by keeping it perfectly. Once fulfilled, that Law “contract” was no longer binding on God’s people.Source(s): Www.jw.org
- RichardLv 62 months ago
For, especially since we live longer these days. I take care of geriatrics, and the ones that aren't circumcised have way more genital issues than ones who aren't. I even asked my parents to let me get that done when I was 14 because the benefits outweigh the risks
- Anonymous2 months ago
I will always be against body mutilation. If that person wanted to have it done sure but not on a baby.
- 2 months ago
I'm against it when performed on babies, little boys, and teens when done for non-medical reasons.
For adults who are consenting to have it done or for boys who have a genuine medical reason I'm for it.
I'd like to see it outlawed on everyone under 21 except for medical reasons.
- SkyLv 72 months ago
I am against it when it is inflicted on someone (1) without their consent, and/or (2) when they are far too young to even comprehend what's going on, let alone give consent, ie. during infancy. It is a violation of a person's bodily autonomy and is as wrong as cutting off a toe or earlobe or doing any other permanent body modification. I do admit that a circumcised penis looks better than an uncircumcised penis, but the choice to have it done should be left exclusively to the individual who owns the penis once they reach adulthood, or at least have passed the age of reason when they can start to make their own fully informed decisions.
- PaulLv 72 months ago
Neutral. Nothing wrong with it, but also no specific reason to do it.
- nineteenthlyLv 72 months ago
No I'm not.