An Investigation of High Antiquity’s Non-Genetic Bioengineering
that Stealthily Facilitates Artificial Diversity and Segregation Today
Circumcision of minors can be defended neither as a hygienic procedure nor as a test of faith. Its original aim was the reduction of much feared sex-lust. Amputation of the primal erogenous zone redirects sexual desire and consequently transforms the mind. In ancient times, circumcision was used to redirect sexual energy into the service of piousness and submission. The modern terms best describing this could be neuropsychological intervention or non-genetic bioengineering.
Along with the intellectual achievements that paedocircumcision arguably facilitates, the procedure continues to furtively generate a mental disposition tending towards artificial devoutness, synthetic variety and unjustified discrimination. A manmade cultural diversity is a highly dangerous situation because it unnecessarily segregates people and leads to ethnoreligious conflicts. Such a critical perspective is overlooked in much of the mainstream science, due variously to political correctness, collegiality, narrow specialization and the subjective funding of research, all of which have little to do with objectivity and do not help us broaden our knowledge. The psychological consequences of paedocircumcision are too far-reaching to be neglected. We believe that the well-being of humanity is better served by exploring them. Gaining a fuller understanding of the deeper-lying effects of traditional religious paedocircumcision is an impending task the initiation of which we hope to stimulate.
Dedicated to the memory and life-work of Wilhelm Reich.