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Author Topic:   Ancient Biblical ritual saves MILLIONS of lives
Eliyahu
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02-25-2014 7:35 AM


Bs'd

About 4000 years ago God told Abraham to circumcise himself and his male descendants. This practice is still done by Jews and Arabs, all descendants of Abraham, while also some others have adopted this practice.

And it turns out that this Biblical command is literally a life saver, which has in the last decades saved many millions of lives, by preventing evil diseases, amongst them deadly ones like AIDS.

More than 40 studies have shown that circumcised males have a strongly reduced chance for AIDS infection, and in countries where AIDS is rampant, for instance Africa, and where people have to live of less than $2 a day, and AIDS medication costs between $10 and more than $30 a day, there AIDS is a death sentence.

And since male circumcision prevents the majority of AIDS infections, therefore it is a mega-life saver:

"A preliminary analysis by Halperin and Malcolm Potts, MD, PhD, Bixby Professor of Population and Family Planning at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, estimates that the practice of male circumcision has so far prevented at least 8 million HIV infections in the 15 African and Asian countries cited in the editorial review alone."

And it not only strongly reduces the chances of AIDS, but also of penile cancer, prostate cancer, cancer of the cervix by the partner of the circumcised man, and more.

For the finer details look HERE

So we see that the divine laws from the Torah a literally life savers, like it is written:

"Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
Deut 32



"The only reality is mind and observations."

Richard Conn Henry, Cambridge professor department of physics

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Message 2 of 7 (720551)
02-25-2014 8:44 AM
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02-25-2014 7:35 AM


Which Forum?
This is an interesting topic---which way do you wish to present and defend it? I can put this in Faith/Belief, Comparitive Religions, or....since there is science involved--Is It Science?

Which way do you wish to present this topic?


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Eliyahu
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02-25-2014 8:50 AM
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Re: Which Forum?
Bs'd

Interesting question.

Let's put it in "is it science?"



"The only reality is mind and observations."

Richard Conn Henry, Cambridge professor department of physics

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02-25-2014 9:07 AM
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02-25-2014 8:50 AM


Re: Which Forum?
Eliyahu writes:

Let's put it in "is it science?"

OK, but keep in mind that the discussion will have to be based on more than just scripture. Perhaps you can expand on it philosophically.

I was intrigued by your link, Science is a method, not a position

Lets see if you can support the idea of circumcision from an entirely scientific perspective. It should be rather easy.


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02-25-2014 9:08 AM


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