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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 07:18 AM
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11. King David bought his wife with 200 Philistine foreskins.
"..and David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full number to the king, that he might be the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife." 1 SAM 18:27

I don't have a dog, or a foreskin, in this fight and don't really give a rip, but it is amusing that people are still squabbling over foreskins 3000 years later.
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  -Dad sues to prevent son's circumcision barb162  Feb-19-06 02:53 AM   #0 
  - 8 years old???? Ouch!  aquart   Feb-19-06 02:57 AM   #1 
  - that caught my eye too  barb162   Feb-19-06 03:06 AM   #2 
  - What a load of crap  br7598   Feb-19-06 03:15 AM   #3 
  - You do that.  aquart   Feb-19-06 05:27 AM   #4 
  - 8 years? It's usually done 8 days after birth...  sakabatou   Feb-19-06 10:16 PM   #23 
  - Medically,and politically we have to sift through so much information.  midnight   Feb-19-06 05:47 AM   #5 
  - I was circumcised in 1951.. Parents didn't give me a choice.  B Calm   Feb-19-06 05:52 AM   #6 
  - I'm glad the father is stepping forward in this. I hope he wins the case.  Nothing Without Hope   Feb-19-06 05:59 AM   #7 
  - Seems like the father should have a bit more consideration  UncleSepp   Feb-20-06 03:17 AM   #26 
  - The whole circumcision issue is so fraught. Here's a thread from last  Nothing Without Hope   Feb-19-06 06:04 AM   #8 
  - Now that medical care staff can pick and choose what medical  fasttense   Feb-19-06 06:42 AM   #9 
  - At least the 8 year old will get anesthesia  mandyky   Feb-19-06 06:51 AM   #10 
  - May I ask how much they charge for that?  barb162   Feb-19-06 07:43 PM   #13 
     - Not sure, none of my boys have done it yet  mandyky   Feb-20-06 03:01 PM   #43 
  - King David bought his wife with 200 Philistine foreskins.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-19-06 07:18 AM   #11 
  - ewww, that gave me shivers  barb162   Feb-19-06 07:43 PM   #14 
     - But but but it's the BUY-BULL! And a GOOD GUY did that!  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Feb-20-06 11:55 AM   #35 
  - My brother had to get circumcised  FlaGranny   Feb-19-06 07:25 AM   #12 
  - The current treatment for that is a steroid cream  LeftyMom   Feb-19-06 07:49 PM   #16 
     - Steroid Cream does not always work.  cosmicbandita   Feb-20-06 10:46 AM   #32 
     - Yes but it's generally the first appropriate response  LeftyMom   Feb-20-06 12:08 PM   #37 
        - maybe many doctors are ignorant. but with 2 sons, that has not been  cosmicbandita   Feb-20-06 01:14 PM   #40 
           - I'm not saying it's not the best option in this case (I have no idea)  LeftyMom   Feb-20-06 01:25 PM   #42 
     - I've had friends who were told to pull back their infant sons' foreskins  Left Is Write   Feb-20-06 12:46 PM   #39 
  - Good for him!  LeftyMom   Feb-19-06 07:46 PM   #15 
  - 59 yrs later I still have had no trouble with my tool and the cover  DemInDistress   Feb-19-06 07:50 PM   #17 
  - I think part of this "recurrent infection" problem is  LizW   Feb-19-06 08:15 PM   #18 
  - I agree that it's lack of education. My son, who is now 24, is  OhGodNotAgain   Feb-19-06 08:31 PM   #19 
     - Retreacting and cleaning an infant is not needed or beneficial  LeftyMom   Feb-19-06 08:36 PM   #20 
        - OK, I was learning a lot from this thread  Roon   Feb-19-06 09:07 PM   #21 
        - But it's not TMI for those who need that information...  Left Is Write   Feb-20-06 01:17 PM   #41 
        - They ought to print instructions on these things!  BikeWriter   Feb-19-06 09:49 PM   #22 
        - Makes sense, girls don't retract the clitoral hood and wash...  UncleSepp   Feb-20-06 03:15 AM   #25 
        - It's fairly analogous to douching  LeftyMom   Feb-20-06 08:15 AM   #30 
        - Now I think I have read everything  billyskank   Feb-20-06 07:33 AM   #28 
  - why is it guys can't live with having an inch at most of genitals  yurbud   Feb-19-06 10:39 PM   #24 
  - This story is not about circumcision in general....  Bridget Burke   Feb-20-06 07:30 AM   #27 
  - I think both parents should have to agree  gollygee   Feb-20-06 08:10 AM   #29 
  - I hope the dad wins the case--and I rarely side with the men, LOL.  tjdee   Feb-20-06 08:28 AM   #31 
  - Responders in this thread, please keep in mind-  cosmicbandita   Feb-20-06 11:09 AM   #33 
  - as is what I always post in these threads  realisticphish   Feb-20-06 11:33 AM   #34 
  - Why are all the really wierd cases from Cook County?  Benfea   Feb-20-06 12:07 PM   #36 
  - At that age it's not something to take lightly...  cynatnite   Feb-20-06 12:15 PM   #38 

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