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Comment by SteveInCO on July 29, 2013 at 5:08am

were the castrati done for religious reasons?

Or just because some sick fuck liked the sound of their singing voices too much?

Comment by Thomas Marshall on July 29, 2013 at 11:49am

Circumcision is a horrible thought, however it does serve the purpose of preventing infections. There is a medical use for it, otherwise it wouldn't still be done.

and i'm with Reg.

Comment by Strega on July 29, 2013 at 12:12pm

@Thomas Marshall

is there any evidence to support the concept of circumcision as a preventative of infections, other than by the absence of a body part that might become infected. 

I have it on good authority that if you cut your legs off, you will never stub your toe.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on July 29, 2013 at 12:40pm

Hi Thomas - Here is Hitchens on the subject. I would also like to see some scientific evidence for the "infection prevention" claim too.

Comment by Thomas Marshall on July 29, 2013 at 1:54pm
Comment by Strega on July 29, 2013 at 2:26pm

@Thomas Marshall

A condom will achieve similar results without surgical intervention.  Here is a contradictory article on the benefits of keeping an intact penis

Comment by Lisa Wills on August 24, 2013 at 12:20pm

Why doesn't anyone ever mention male genital mutilation. Just as heinous, just as ridiculous.

Points up..this is true as well..If i decide to have kids and I have a son unless it is medically needed.And yes it can be I know a couple who had a baby boy whose foreskin needed to be removed because it was interfereing with his ability to urinate. But if I have a son..I will not get him circumcised.

But I did have someone say to me one day. You are choosing not to have kids? You are wasting your life. If god wills it then you should have children. How is the contents of my uterus the business of anyone especially the magical sky wizard? I could not give two shits about gods will. I have my own will thank you.I am also not going to make my 7 year old step son go and sit in a room with people listening to them talk about the invisible man that will send you to hell if your bad..I just got him to understand that theres no such thing as monsters under the bed and in his closet so i am certainly not going to fill his head with storys of some man in the sky who will punish him.I would rather have my son think "If I am bad Lisa or Dad will send me to my room." So if it offends people that I want my son to be able to be a good person because its the right thing to do not because some random book written by a bunch of dead guys they can merrily suck my nonexistent cock.


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