...and here we see the living proof. Flux, if you lived in a society where, to take Ganesh's example, it was customary to have children's ears lopped off at an early age, they would no doubt find ears (your ears, for example) a 'freakish' and harrowing sight.
Listen, I don't really think it's that big of a deal either way, and I don't think it's similar to having one's ears being cut off, or having a woman's genitalia torn up. The foreskin really isn't all that important. It's more like losing an earlobe than it is like losing the ear itself.
Would you give any thought to the idea that your own conformity on this issue, and possibly on many others, might be a product of your infant experiences? Have you ever previously thought about the issue, or done any research; would you simply have allowed this operation to take place on your (hypothetical) son, without this?
My conformity on this issue? I think that it's more a case of me not caring either way, but prefering that my son be circumcized just to make his life a tiny bit easier, as I would see it. A lot of folks are hung up about their penises as it is, I figure maybe it's only slightly easier to not have yr cock potentially scare folks. I personally don't care about the fact that I was circumcised, and I don't get why yr so hung up about this. If I had a kid, and he wasn't circumcised, it wouldn't bother me or anything.
[ 18-02-2002: Message edited by: Flux = Rad ]