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Friday, February 25, 2005 :::

Holy Foreskin

I'm glad someone had the presence of mind to keep Jesus' foreskin. Read the whole mythology of the holy foreskin here, or just read some excerpts below:

The Holy Prepuce, or Holy Foreskin (Latin pręputium) is one of several relics purported to be associated with Jesus. At various points in history, a number of churches in Europe have claimed to possess it, sometimes at the same time. Various miraculous powers have been ascribed to it.

Orthodox Christian belief has it that Jesus ascended bodily into Heaven forty days after his resurrection from the dead. This would mean that Jesus' foreskin (removed at his circumcision) would be one of the few physical remainders of Jesus left behind on Earth.

During the late 17th century, Catholic scholar and theologian Leo Allatius in De Praeputio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Diatriba ("Discussion concerning the Prepuce of our Lord Jesus Christ") speculated that the Holy Foreskin may have ascended into Heaven at the same time as Jesus himself and might have become the rings of Saturn, then only recently observed by telescope.

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Talk about your "shroud of Turin!"

By Blogger crabbydad, at 12:27 PM  

Wow! That's pretty weird...

By Anonymous Scott, at 2:40 PM  

I am so happy that I live in the Holy Grail of foreskin, Miami. There is nothing more natural.

By Blogger "the" Mrs. Astor, at 10:50 PM  

I have had two sons circumsized. Was I supposed to save the (ahem) remainder?

By Blogger Elle, at 2:23 PM  

I don't know how you would save it. Do you pickle it in brine or something? Or do you have to dehydrate it like an apple wedge? I don't think you can just put it in an evelope or a memory box to look at later. I suppose you could have it bronzed and wear it as a ring.

By Blogger dan, at 9:41 AM  

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