First let me say, as I've stated before, and many of you know, I am a firm believer in Circumcision... And both of my boys were done. I did the research and everything I learned aided me in making the choice I made, so please don't turn this in to a "shame on you" post or anything - even if I felt what you felt I couldn't go back now anyways.
That all said. I am creating a "Natural Living" site, including a section on Parenting. Originally I was going to simply skip the subject, but I have decided that it's not up to me, it's up to the parents/readers to do the research and make their own choice. So, I've decided to include it.
Here's the deal though, since my boys are done, and I am not having more, I haven't kept up on researching that area. I was wondering if some of you could provide me with links, reading lists or articles about care and so on...
I would like to give parents the tools needed to explore both aspects of this choice without bias, and allow them to decide what is best for them and their children. The few pages I have saved though are on the benefits vs risks. And only make up a small portion of the subject. So, I'm going to kinda lean on you guys for information, leads and links...
Lets not create a debate or argument about how everyone feels on the subject, if it turns in to that, I'm closing things down. Please save that for the debate areas. I just need actual answers!
Answer by older at 2:11 PM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by pixie_trix at 2:12 PM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by pixie_trix at 2:16 PM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Jun. 9, 2011
In regards to Sikhs
((note: my understanding of this passage, based on what my husband/others have told me is this..Not circumcising was one way Sikhs seperated themselves from Muslims of the region. Also, Sikhs do not believe in altering the body. No cutting of the hair, no tattoos, no shaving, no ear piercing..so on and so on.They believe that God's creation is perfect the way it is. Circumcision would fall under body modification))
Sikhism rejects the idea of circumcision.
"Because of the love of woman, circumcision is done; I don't believe in it, O Siblings of Destiny. If God wished me to be a Muslim, it would be cut off by itself. If circumcision makes one a Muslim, then what about a woman?" (Bhagat Kabir, Asa, pg. 477)
Answer by pixie_trix at 2:32 PM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by pixie_trix at 2:42 PM on Jun. 9, 2011
I think I need to clarify something.. When I stated God creating the human body as is , as a "cultural reason", I should explain a little more (I realize looking back on it because that most definitely sounds like a devout religious statement). Hinduism really isn't our religion, our religion is Sanatana Dharma. It began being call "Hinduism" because only people in the Indus Valley region (keep in mind speaking of thousands of years ago) were the only one's who practiced/believed in Sanatana Dharma. Sanatana Dharma (much like Buddhism) is seen by many as a way of life, not simply a religion.Aspects of Sanatana Dharma permeate Indian/Hindustani society. So in many was aspects of Sanatana Dharma have become more cultural than religious over the progression of thousands of years. That's why I see circumcision as more cultural than religion. I hope that makes some sense in some way.. lol
Answer by pixie_trix at 2:50 PM on Jun. 9, 2011