[gthomas] Re: Mark of the Father.
- At 07:03 PM 11/13/99 , you wrote:
>I can't really say how it began. But, the concept of cleanliness is behind
>Robert Tessman wrote:
>>I doubt Circumcision had anything to do with 'cleanliness'.
the support it received among doctors up until fairly recently. This may be
less relevant in a modern culture where we tend to bathe everyday. But in
old cultures where bathing was much less common, this was the one
significant utility of the practice. Which is not to say it didn't serve
other functions, such as the one you suggest. But since the practice had a
utility, I tend to believe that this had something to do with the practice.