Passion-governed reason of the pedocircumcised I: Eroticism in Judaic paradise
There is more to life than meets the eye. This phrase is an example of a deduction peculiar to ordinary abstract reasoning. It suggests that things are more complex than they appear and that hidden facts of an invisible reality exist forming an unobvious causality.
said by a rabbi in the Mishnah
There is more pleasure in life than touches the skin. This phrase could be a motto exemplifying the deduction distorted through the prism of the Circumcision complex. It also implies that things are more complex than they appear but with a greater zeal. But it also suggests that the things that are beyond the grasp of the mind are the most precious ones. It insinuates that happiness is immaterial and lies beyond the palpable reality.
The Circumcision complex inserts passion into reasoning that interferes with logic and tends to organize thinking. Dissatisfaction craves extra satisfaction and overindulgence. Desensitized people must have a greater personal interest in the existence of the invisible blissful realm than those who have normal sensitivity.
Organs of sense serve to investigate external reality and to construct maximally objective ideas of it in perception. Eyes, for instance, observe the shape, size and colour of external objects. The information they supply to the brain helps it decide on structure, organization and function of these objects and to make sense of reality.
Not so with internal receptors especially those associated with pleasure. The erogenous functions of the foreskin provide for a sense of pleasurable touch, relate warmth, pleasure and gratification. The information they supply to the brain is emotional, subjective or irrational. It helps us feel happy, satisfied, secure and rewarded.
Some Judaic sources compare the bliss of the afterlife to the joy of sex or the warmth of the sun. But the joy of sex and the pleasure of warmth are the primal sensory functions of the foreskin while the state of spiritual perfection is the state of happiness. The psychological profile of the inventor of the Garden of Eden closely matches a circumcised male. It is very likely that the pleasures of Jewish spiritual afterlife are formulated by body cravings.
It is also said that the living can understand the nature of Gan Eden no more than the blind can understand colour. This may be interpreted to mean that the pedocircumcised cannot understand the pleasure of the erogenous receptors they lost at infancy and that it makes them crave for the blissful afterlife. Like the blind are colour-blind the pedocircumcised are pleasure-blind.
Is the blissful paradise a subconscious projection of sensual dissatisfaction? Does pedocircumcision expel each man individually from the Garden of Eden in this life? Does it make the afterlife so very attractive to the pedocircumcised? Does the pleasure cortex rendered idle by pedocircumcision make men so easily susceptible to promises of future happiness? Does the brain potential it enforced to re-specialize eagerly redefine the paradise lost as the World to Come? Has the Circumcision complex invented the spiritual afterlife?
Neonatal circumcision provides for a profound cortical reorganization and disperses sexual cravings. It provokes dreams of emotional security and sensorial satisfaction and only secondarily associates the lost pleasure with sex in Hebrew mythology. Unlike it mid-childhood circumcision poorly disassociates cravings from sexuality and Islam paradise offers explicitly sexual excess.