The Penis: A Bond to a Deity – I Fail to Understand the Cruelty


Genesis 17:10-11, 14

{17:10} This [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
{17:11} And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.


{17:14} And 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 covenant.

Malevolent deity, or self-loathing author?


I am a moral being. I value life.

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7 thoughts on “The Penis: A Bond to a Deity – I Fail to Understand the Cruelty

  1. The Bible expresses meaning in symbols. And it shows that if you want to control something, its use must be regulated.

    They atheist always errs by assigning his own meaning to things instead of trying to learn what things really mean.

    • I regret that the bible authors chose to mutilate the male penis as a means of bonding with their patriarchal god. I truly do.

      The fact is, the bible states the following:

      Every male shall be circumcised.
      The believer (ye) shall be circumcised.
      The circumcision shall be a covenant.

      I assign no meaning other than that of the words themselves. You sir, by suggesting circumcised means something other than, uh, circumcised, choose to change the meaning of the author’s words.

      Perhaps it’s time for a complete rewrite.

    • LOL…Rascal Yahweh claims to use plain-speak,”With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles, and he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” (Numbers 12:8)…”What-things-really-mean” in Biblical hermeneutics is the reason there is no such thing as “Christianity” but “Christianities”. If the Holy Book flounders in desperate need of man-made and male-made scaffolding provided through midrash, hermeneutics, exegesis and eisegesis (I-See-Jesus), this is not the atheist’s fault. Bishop John Shelby Spong, a Christian, understands the symbolism of the Easter tale but you might burn him at the stake: “At its very core the story of Easter has nothing to do with angelic announcements or empty tombs. It has nothing to do with time periods, whether three days, forty days, or fifty days. It has nothing to do with resuscitated bodies that appear and disappear or that finally exit this world in a heavenly ascension. [Bishop John Shelby Spong, Resurrection: Myth or Reality? (San Fransisco: HarperCollins, 1994), p. 12.] LOL!!!!

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