Was Adam "born" Circumsized ?

by RubaDub 34 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • RubaDub

    I guess we have to assume that Jesus was circumcised on the 8th day but what about Adam? He was "perfect", so did he have the weenie cut or not?

    I would like to bring this question up at a "get-together".

    Rub a Dub

  • Mephis
    If man was made in God's image, doesn't that mean...
  • RubaDub

    If man was made in God's image, doesn't that mean...

    Mephis ....

    Well, obviously Adam would have been very well hung.

    Rub a Dub

  • NVR2L8
    I guess he didn't have an ombilical cord either.
  • David_Jay

    In Judaism, rabbinic custom states that Adam was created circumcised and that all the Jewish male saints had this privilege. However the view is not universal among Jews.

    Catholicism does not have any comment on the matter, nor does it have much to say about human perfection as does the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses, almost to the point of irrelevance on the subject by comparison.

    Due to circumcision not being a requisite to God's grace that justifies (declares righteous for life) for Gentile Christians, the discussion is somewhat absent from other Christian traditions too.

  • millie210

    No he wasnt - and Eve didnt have pierced ears.

    Similar analogy.

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    It's great that Paul arrived on the scene. One group in Galatia was a big fan of circumcision, so

    Paul fired off an angry letter in which he wrote in Galatians 5:12.."I could wish that those who

    trouble you would even cut themselves off" !

    Wow, Paul was saying to the circumcision fanatics they should excommunicate themselves from the

    church and that is not all. He actually tell them to excommunicate their whole penis from the rest of

    their body.

    The greek word used here for "cut off" is pretty much never, ever used metaphorically. It always means

    a literal, physical cutting of the bodily kind.

  • prologos
    He probably did not need a foreskin to prevent sunburn ( perfect sticking out of the shadow) with the water canopy absorbing all the ultraviolet spectrum. Eve probably appreciate the "events"with less sensitivity resulting in delaying, prolonging the climax though. The snake was right: she discovered good.
  • talesin

    Just for fun, I researched the 8th day myth, and could find no medical recognition of that little 'factoid' we JWS were brought up with.


    I think Adam may have been created whole, but circumcised as punishment for following that brazen woman, Eve. It's all her fault. She was probably a - horror of horrors! - feminist. For that one mistake, the poor sot received the worst punishment g-d could think of - loss of sensitivity. Eve was, like all women, a temptress, and essentially, flawed.

  • GLTirebiter
    IIRC, circumcision is first mentioned in the passages about Abraham. Genesis chapter 17.

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