MALE GENITAL MUTILATION

Christians don't mutilate their sons. Sts Peter and Paul wrote that it's acceptable for those lowlifes who had it already as part of their culture, but that there's absolutely nothing Christian about it.

St. John's Gospel attacks circumcision in three ways: It contrasts Jesus' healing, which makes a man every bit whole, with circumcision, which chops a man up; It downgrades circumcision to a practice of ancestors; It does so in the Greek language and therefore in a cultural setting that saw circumcision as an obscene mutilation. St. John's Gospel is in harmony with what St. Peter said about circumcision ("an unbearable yoke") in the Acts of the Apostles and with what St. Paul said about it in his letters.

St Peter: "My brothers, you know that ... God made a choice ... that I should be the one through whom the Gentiles would hear the message of the good news and become believers. And God, who knows the human heart, testified to them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us; and in cleaning their hearts by faith he has made no distinction between them and us. Now therefore why are you putting God to the test by placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear? On the contrary we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus just as they will."

St Paul: "'This is my rule in all the churches. Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but obeying the commandments of God is everything. Let each of you remain in the condition in which you were called."

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