I hold that Jesus was traumatized on his eighth day (that his circumcision is recounted, and the observation of Simeon are telling). Jesus was most clear about his position on circumcision while summarizing his philosophy in the Gospel of Thomas (excluded from the Bible for being too clear, it seems).
It took me a long time to understand Ted’s complain of Leftism, but in Christianity it is found in trying too hard to accommodate Old Testament circumcision. Christianity ought un-glue its own book from the old one (that the end of infant circumcision be made clear), and include in it the Gospel of Thomas.
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Jesus & the Unabomber
ENDING INFANT TRAUMA:
If these men are considered together depth-perception is effected, the newborn child comes into focus, and its message is conveyed. To say that Ted is schizophrenic is dismissive of that message, just as it is dismissive of that message to call Jesus messiah (even if they are serviceable labels, they fix attention on the messenger, thus burying the newborn’s voice). These terms may comfort us by allowing us to believe that the matter is resolved, but it is only repeatedly temporarily silenced.
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