A Not So Intelligent Design!February 13, 2007 at 1:58 am | Posted in Atheism, Beliefs, evolution, rants, Religion | 21 Comments
While waiting in line at a checkout the other day I overheard an amusing conversation about how prices keep going up. I wasn’t really paying attention, but the conversation was close so I only half heard most of it, but took notice when the clerk declared, “You know when you have a baby boy they charge for the circumcision and call it cosmetic surgery”.
Having seen adult males that have and have not been circumcised, the circumcised ones, in my opinion, are much nicer looking. Since they’re calling it cosmetic surgery, perhaps I’m not the only one who thinks so.
I’ve often wondered about the routine practice of circumcision in the
US. In some religions this is a ritual. Now that makes me wonder about that god thing again, and how this came about. For what possible purpose would god’s law dictate that you give birth to a cute and cuddly baby boy and one of the first things you need to do is cut off part of his ding dong? Though in some cultures it happens on reaching sexual maturity, OUCH! I know this is going to bring some comments about to my lack of religious education, but here goes: I had always heard that ‘man’ is perfect as he is made in god’s image. So what happened here? Did god look into the mirror one day, gaze at his penis (c’mon guys you know you all do this) and decide you know if this little part here were gone, I’d be a major stud? But it was too late since he’d already created man in his image, so was the circumcision thing like an amendment to our constitution?
Now circumcision is done routinely, usually at the hospital very shortly (no pun intended) after birth, supposedly for health and hygienic reasons. I always thought if babies are born with foreskin, then they are supposed to have foreskin. We evolved this way for a reason. So why is it as soon as the baby is born we need to make an improvement by chopping it off? It’s like those poor puppies that happen to be born of a breed that people seem to prefer without a tail, so shortly after birth we chop them off. I’ve witnessed this barbaric ritual and anyone who thinks it’s not painful and traumatic for puppies (and actually gives a crap) should try to observe a tail cropping (and don’t even get me started on the ears).
But I digress. I’m thinking if baby boys are born and need to be altered in some way because they are not perfect the way nature made them (or god for those of you believers)….well that’s not a very intelligent design now is it?