I don't understand why it's the parent's job to keep Abraham's covenent FOR their children. A baby is not making the intentional choice to keep the covenent, which moots the whole point of circumcision. It was supposed to prove themselves to God... that's what Abraham's circumcision was all about. A baby doesn't prove anything to God by having his parents choose it for him... so it's the PARENTS keeping THEIR covenent with God and that means that God is requireing parents to do bodily harm to their children to prove themselves to Him.
At least that's how it seems to me. I'm so confused, I know I"m not seeing something here... could you ladies please enlighten me?
Jeez people she's wondering why a God would require parents to HARM their children with mutilation as a sign of a covenant with him. To try and compare cutting off a foreskin to baptism is simply ridiculous.
Answer by IhartU at 7:11 AM on Sep. 10, 2010
Answer by momof3josephs at 7:51 AM on Sep. 10, 2010
Answer by momof3josephs at 10:35 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by nikkole42 at 2:19 AM on Sep. 10, 2010
Gal51- I don't have a 'beef' with your God. I have disrespect for people who believe in this mythological being who is anything BUT kind, loving and rational. I have disrespect for those believers who make crazy, nonsensical excuses for his tyrannical and unkind behavior. I have sadness for those who think this is love in any way shape or form when in all actuality, it's nothing but an abusive relationship with a make believe being they have erroneously been lead to think they have to be dependant on for their very happiness.
Answer by IhartU at 9:07 PM on Sep. 10, 2010
Answer by Liz132 at 10:35 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Well, the Anon is pretty upset....... I am not sure about the answer for this, I was just curious as well so I checked out your question. I think the other poster has some issues..... did she even READ the question?
Answer by sheloveearth at 10:37 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Next question overall
(Just for Fun)
What is the one thing you would not do for a million dollars?