posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 09:19 AM
In Genesis 17 God seals a covenant with Abraham and the Jewish nation.
"9And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
10This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
11And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
12And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with
money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
13He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an
14And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my
Now why would this God that created this planet want man to have his penis mutilated to show that he is a child of God? By the same token why should
it be a child who is 8 days old and has no power to make this kind of long term decision, and definitely has no contractual capacity to enter into any
covenant with anybody? Would it not make sense that say when the child is an adolescent and can actually make that decision that this God would want
him to contract with him?
The next question - why the foreskin? What special significance does the foreskin have to God?
The final question is : Why in heaven's name would the Mohel ( the rabbi who actually does the circumcision) then have to suck the baby's penis.
It sounds terribly barbaric and primitive.
They may perform on the Sabbath all things that are needful for circumcision: excision, tearing, sucking [the wound], and putting thereon a bandage
and cumin. If this had not been pounded up on the eve of the Sabbath a man may chew it with his teeth and then apply it."