posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 10:06 AM
I have not seen this answer written down towards the original post.
God makes circumcision the mark of the jewish covenant for a few reasons. The most important of these follows the explicit belief that man succumbs to
the call of his testosterone over his morals. The act of cutting off the foreskin, which does warrant health safety benefits (another reason), also
retards the pleasure a man feel during intercourse. The nerve endings which are all located within the foreskin, being removed, is symbolism that men
who undergo circumcision choose wisdom, logic, and God, over physical pleasures. It's a practice, also full with the notion that by severing a
central focus of our physical existence, we pay homage more to the spiritual, which in essence the Torah teaches us about.
Why is it decreed that men should receive their circumcision 8 days after birth?
Based off the above, there are a few possible answers. Man is evil from his very beginnings, and God foresaw that if a child had the choice of
circumcision, their choice would be against it. No child willingly allows themselves to be mutilated, exceptions through persuasion. By decreeing that
a child should be circumcised 8 days prior birth, that choice befalls those that begot the child, thusly, it's the parents choice what path they set
their child on.
Rather than waiting weeks, months, or years, until the child is cognitive, the minor surgery is done early on, so the procedure is not remembered for
years to come. I can promise you that it's not a pain free procedure, and not something easily forgotten lest your a baby.
And of the Mohel practically sucking on a child penis...
First, in response to this, late me state, shame on you. Bringing something you know naught about. This portion of the procedure, you forgot to
mention, is a sterilizing procedure. The Mohel engulfs in his mouth a cupful of blessed wine, and douses the open wound should it get infected.
Secondly; there is absolutely nothing sexual about the procedure. The Mohel isn't aroused doing something very holy, and neither does the baby.
Neither did your mother get aroused when she washed you in the nude, sometimes completely cupping your genitalia. Why disservice a Mohel's obligation
to his community, and not a mothers obligation to her child?
Anyway, that was a very crumby thing for you to take a jab at. Don't judge a book by it's cover.
[edit on 1-2-2009 by Crabmeat]