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From the moment we are born our parents make a choice regarding our identity cut or uncut Some leave it to the child to decide when they get older Some boys have their identity force upon by the parents Maybe it is an act out of tradition or the respect of the local culture possibility a medical need or just the choice of the parents to look like their father but the parents make the choice for the infant boy For boys the identity is their foreskin The practice of male circumcision does not seem strange or unusual in many cultures nevertheless the obligation that involves a change made to the body such as circumcision does not give a baby boy a chance to say no Religious practice from the Jewish and Muslim faith uses circumcision as an obligation into the faith but have they been cutting too much off or is it even necessary to perform these rites anymore Parents teach their children to respect and obey them well the lucky ones as we would understand the concept to honor thy parents if we follow the religious standings towards circumcision but circumcision goes beyond religion in American society Circumcise yourselves to the LORD and take away the foreskins of your heart ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem lest my fury come forth like fire and burn that none can quench it because of the evil of your doings Jeremiah 44 However even in the bible does it also say that circumcision is not a requirement Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing but the keeping of the commandments of God 1 Corinthians 719 Some children from birth do not have a chance to say no even those cries might seem like a no the word no is not able to be spoken when a child is only between 48 hours to 10 days old These actions are magnified in
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