A question about JudaismI recently went to an anti-war forum/discussion group. The speaker was a Christian and touched on some aspects of why Christianity supports non-violence, and made a refrence (which I won't go into because I can't quote it ver-baitum) about "eye for an eye" which a Jewish woman in the group took offense to because it didn't take into account how it was interperted by the religious leaders of the time, and how they apparently used this verse to set a system of monetary damages. (How much better that must have worked than the modern jury-awards system!)
Anyway, it got me talking to her afterwards and she made an interesting point. She said that Judaism (in her opinion) was an ever-evolving and changing religion. Now up until then it had been my impression that the appeal of Judaism is that it had been so unchanged in the last 5,000 years. For those of you more familiar with this tradition, how do you see it as far as evolving vs. static? And if it is an ever-changing, evolving faith, do you think that the circumcision issue will ever change at all?
I am very anti-cicumcision, (male or female) until it comes to religious reasons . Then I don't like to step on anyone's god's toes.
Like I was telling a friend of mine... (& don't take this too seriously, it's meant to be light-hearted)... if the world is a giant daycare, I have faith that at the end of the day my mom & dad are going to pick me up. But I don't want to do anything to mess with what directions your parent(s) left for you. I wouldn't want your dad showing up & saying "this one isn't mine, all mine are circumcised".