However, I don't see how circumcision is a decision that has to be made (as you said there's a lot of decisions parents have to make and are forced), it may be the requirement of a religion, but then religion is a choice based on what a person comes to believe and something we shouldn't be forcing on our kids. There are worse things for a parent to do, I admit, but it doesn't mean I support them. Sure I was forced to eat stuff I didn't like eating to encourage me to eat healthily and was forced to go to school, but these are things that help raise me as a child and benefit me as a whole. Eating healthy = good, being educated = good. I don't see what benefit circumcision has for a parent to force it on their kids, other than as part of a religious tradition, there's no health benefits and if its benefit is only cosmetic or offer a better sex life then of course (I think I've heard that argument before), it can wait IMO - I didn't get my tattoo when I was a baby nor would I have needed to worry about my sex life right about then.
The worse things can be things that aren't necessary...like forcing them into extra-curricular activities and then watching them fail and be scarred because of it (simple example), but then continuing to come down on them. There are things like this that are negative.
Also, it CAN wait, but waiting means that you'll pay 20x more for the procedure. And it's quite different than a tattoo, too. I challenge you to name anyone who is circumcised that wishes they weren't. There is literally no difference. It's not like cutting off earlobes.
There's few testimonies on this page, I've encountered pages of parents regretting it and situations where circumcision has gone wrong (like with the OP), but this is just a source of somebody asking the question and getting answers from people claiming to have been circumcised. Some were happy they got it, some regretted it:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081225035309AA3i97z
I also came across this, (click)
I've not personally checked the sources where they claim the quotes are from and not all of them go into detail, but I'd say enough of them to suggest that there are people who do regret it.
As for extra-curricular activities, if I was a parent I wouldn't force my kids into extra-curricular activities, ESPECIALLY if it hurt their self-esteem - I'd want my kids to gain confidence, not lose it.
I was never forced into extra-curricular activities and I'm not worse off. I did extra-curricular activities at University though and got heavily involved with the students' union and various societies. At school there were activities I did try out, joined the football/soccer team, found it boring, joined the school choir and was crap at it, joined the cubs then went into the scouts and then I got bored of that. At no point were my parents forceful, just supportive. I also started Karate and loved it to bits, I might not have even discovered it if I was forced into taking up football as a sport...heck I STILL find football boring and it's the most hyped about sport in this country and people naturally assume you support a football team (I don't). So, as far as extra-curricular activities go, I think it would be stupid for a parent to 'force' it onto their kids.
Also, beauty pageants and turning 5 year old girls into selfish slutty princesses, if there is a God and he's really punishing the world with earthquakes and tsunamis, it's probably that kind of thing that's angering him, not homosexuals, liberals and atheists.  There's plenty of awful things parents do with their kids, but I think all they're irrelevant, particularly as I don't agree with them and some of them I am disgusted by...like 5 year old princesses.
As for cost, if it's more expensive then your decision had best be worth the money, I wouldn't be out to save myself money in case
my kid grew up and wanted a circumcision...heck, I'd probably encourage him to take it out of his own pocket, so he'd better ask himself if it's worth it.
Wait! Tats improve my sex life? Well, mine is defective then.
Apparently so, but there's also some who claim to have had a worse sex life as a result. So I wouldn't be so quick with that pair of scissors there boyo, especially if you have poor eye sight.