Originally Posted by jluv
LOL! I tell you what, if you post up some links I'll do some reading. Enlighten me. Better yet, reveal the source of all this bs you are spewing.
You said "Medical science has since found that the 8th day after birth, and only the 8th day, is the day when the blood is in a certain state that's perfect for circumcision".
LMAO!!! Come on man. The blood is in a certain state for a circumcision, and only on that day? That's retarded.
Yeah, a baby's body is going through a lot of things right after birth. For instance, if you give water birth, you can keep that baby underwater as long as you want as long as the cord is attached. But as soon as you pull that baby out of the water, the baby's body immediately knows to breath in air. The blood is also going through phases after birth. The first eight days are important, and the blood, if I'm not mistaken, has a high platellet count on the 8th day, which means the body will not bleed out heavily, but will clot very quickly. It's something like that. Here, check out some statements about the benefits of circumcision from Wikipedia:
In March 2007 the World Health Organization and UNAIDS recognized male circumcision as an effective intervention for HIV prevention, but warned that male circumcision only provides partial protection and should not replace other interventions to prevent the heterosexual transmission of HIV.
Circumcision may also be used to treat inflammation of the glans and penile cancer. Using circumcision to treat phimosis (see section below) is debated in medical literature.
Studies have reported a rate of penile cancer from 3 to 22 times higher in uncircumcised than circumcised men.
Studies have found that boys with foreskins tend to have higher rates of various infections and inflammations of the penis than those who are circumcised.
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that studies of three trials, one of which was completed, provide compelling evidence that male circumcision provides a 50-60% reduction in HIV transmission from female to male.
Go look at Wikipedia on this. There are TONS AND TONS of studies that show how incredibly healthy it is to be circumsized, and it originates in the Jewish culture at God's command. It could be the seventh day they're to circumcise according to the law, not the eigth. I forget.
And you also said "Pigs have skin that soaks up the mud and slop around them and it gets into their muscle fibers.".
Let's see what we can dig up on pigs real quick...
Pigs harbour a range of parasites and diseases that can be transmitted to humans. These include trichinosis, cysticercosis, and brucellosis. Pigs are also known to host large concentrations of parasitic ascarid worms in their digestive tract. The presence of these diseases and parasites is one of the reasons why pork meat should always be well cooked or cured before eating.
Another pig website: (this one confirms what I said, but I had it slightly off [been a long time since I read about this stuff]. It's not what a pig rolls around in that he absorbs into his muscles. It's what he eats. Yes, some of what he rolls around in absorbs into his skin and muscles, just like human skin absorbs things, but his muscles are made to store toxins. Read this entire page for all the dirty details)
Much insight into the pig can be ascertained by how they are raised and what they will eat. Many have heard the expression, "you are what you eat," and what a pig will eat is shocking. We will also look at how pigs digest their food and how they differ from many other meats.
A pig’s digestive system—unlike a cow’s—is not designed to filter toxins from its system. These toxins work their way through the pig and are deposited in the animal’s flesh—especially in its fat deposits. The pig itself is actually able to sustain very high levels of toxins in its system. As such, it can eat just about anything. So much so that it has actually been reported that in an effort to keep feed costs down, pig farmers will purchase garbage, such as rotting meat and vegetables from restaurants, to feed their pigs—and the pigs can be sustained on it. However, there is nothing in the pig’s digestive system, or the processing of the meat, that removes these toxins.
I'm looking for the stuff on unscaled, unfinned fishs. That takes longer to find. Not much on the net about this, but it's out there. Can't believe I'm wasting my time to show you something that's widely known... Oh well...