My circumcision was a matter of State law, not religion.
Not my Parent’s religion, any road.
I don’t want to pry, but was/is there an official reason for that law?
Probably something passed ~60-100 years ago, when doctors were more likely to tout the health benefits of circumcision and/or those health benefits were considered more substantial than they are today.
Circumcision is part of the Jewish Covenant with God, but in one of the books of the New Testament (I think Acts, but I don’t remember for sure), God reveals to St. Peter that this covenant is no longer needed- Christ’s sacrifice provides the blood for the New Covenant, so the Greeks Peter is preaching to don’t need to lose their foreskins to gain salvation (nor do they need to keep kosher- God becomes really accommodating to the Greeks once Peter decides to convert them).
The prevalence of circumcisions in the U.S. is largely due to medical fads that were considered common knowledge for so long that they became a de facto standard. Can’t say I’ve ever had a reason to complain about mine.
Given how deep Blixon’s world view is in other regards (about as deep as a puddle? Less?) I’m pretty sure we know how much he thought about the role of religion, and how much he parrots from other half-remembered sources.
Mine was done because a doctor misread a chart….
Can’t say I’m a fan.
Because theyre two systems that want to dictate social policy? Compromise only goes so far, eventually youre gonna run into issues that has to be one way or the other
Okay, the title of today’s strip made me laugh. Good job!
“Masturbation Without Lubrication” That’s my motto.
Lubrication will come sooner or later.
Child circumcision: couple of hundred bucks, minor anesthesia, couple minutes of crying.
Adult circumcision: general anesthesia, $9000, stitches and several embarrassing days of trying to explain why you’re limping and why you had to have a circumcision to coworkers and friends.
“God loves you, but you have to give him the tip of your penis” makes about as much sense as “God created everything, but he needs some of your money”.
“God loves you, but he needs you to give him your money/devotion/life. And by God, I mean me and my personal interests”
Hooray for puns!
I’m happy with my circumcision. After the 46 stitches, I’m glad my penis doesn’t look so creepy and sneaky with that hood
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