Who Stole Jesus’ Penis (we mean the tip) – Book Review

Boy, when it comes to religion the nut cases sure are all over the place.

Prophet Muhammad’s hair at the Hazratbal mosque in Kashmir, the imprint of Rama’s feet in a Rameswaram temple or the bizarre case of the missing foreskin belonging to Jesus in a small Italian village.

Yes, every single one of them unadulterated nonsense in our not-so-humble opinion.

Our interest in the book An Irreverent Curiosity by David Farley was piqued by a short piece in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago.

We immediately reserved the book at our local library. And guess what, we managed to get our hands on the book today.

The book’s unusual subject is the disappearance in 1983 of Jesus’ foreskin from the priest Don Dario Magnoni’s abode in Calcata, about 30 miles from Rome.

Describing Jesus’ foreskin as one of the most popular relics in Christendom author David Farley, a Catholic himself, highlights its importance to popes, saints, key players in the Reformation and to several writers.

After reading a few pages from this book on the missing Holy Foreskin, we foresee a fun time ahead of us.

We’ll definitely update this post after finishing the book.

7 Responses to "Who Stole Jesus’ Penis (we mean the tip) – Book Review"

  1. Albert Camus   September 1, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Is that a smirk on Jesus’ face..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Is that a smirk on Jesus’ face..

    Holy Christ, the Lord seems to be in a pen(i)sive mood. 😉

  2. shuaib68   September 3, 2009 at 6:55 am

    This Hazratbal has no relevance in Islam. There’s no holiness in any parts of the body of the Prophet nor his belongings. The holiness is in his spirit, his message, the words and his deeds only. If it was so, then the earliest muslims would have made many mausoleums on his relics. It is not even to pray in front of his grave site. It is forbidden. We consider the Prophet as just another human being, but a great one in terms of sacrifice he made to uphold the human values in a barbarian society. This is our belief and conviction.

    The later generations made many changes contrary to Islamic teachings and Quranic principles. Many people invented many things and call them Islamic and made Islam a mockery.

    FYI, in Sri Lanka the buddhist people worship the so called “Tooth Relic” believed to be the tooth of Lord Buddha. These practices were came into being long after their demise.

    There’s “The Shroud of Turin” which is still a controversy today. It is believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.

    The strange thing is, the people who hold these things as relics do not allow nor try to prove it scientifically to verify it’s truthfulness.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The biggest enemy of Humankind is Faith.

    Faith has probably killed more people than the most powerful weapon invented.

  3. shuaib68   September 3, 2009 at 11:36 am

    See, the scientist has faith in ruling the world with their inventions.

    The power hungry first world and those with the weapons are hungry for “interests/power” to keep others under their rule. Isn’t it killing millions? The scientists are mostly atheists, they have invented ghastliest weapons to kill many millions with a single stroke. Are they not the enemies of humankind? Faith should recognise the humanity and the right things.

    So, it is not faith alone the enemy of humankind. It is the selfishness of the few and their killer instinct to rule by any means which is the real enemy. They invent models and ideas to subjugate the others to attain their inner desires of ruling others by any means. They need to tap the faith bank to garner support for their desires. Just look at zionism. It created many other ism’s to counter it. The world wars and everything is just experiments by the combination of Faith+non-Faith ideas to burn the humankind just to rule the world with impunity.

    It is the bad human desire to rule the world that created all these mess and the end results of killings.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: The power hungry first world and those with the weapons are hungry for “interests/power” to keep others under their rule. Isn’t it killing millions?

    Oh, come on. We’re so tired of the America-bashing in euphemistic tones.

    What do you think? That the Second World Middle East despots or your Third World native country Sri Lanka or our birth-place India is any different.

    Human beings are the same everywhere – Essentially evil. Diabolical fiends under the veneer of their polyester attire.

    The pigs in Saudi Arabia who stone and decapitate people, the LTTE swines in Sri Lanka who forcibly conscripted children into their ragtag army, the callous indifference of Indians to endemic hunger of millions are no different from what the Americans may or may not do.

    2. You write: The scientists are mostly atheists, they have invented ghastliest weapons to kill many millions with a single stroke

    We’re not even sure that your above statement of scientists being mostly atheists is accurate. Many scientists are likely motivated by faith.

    Wonder if the Father of the Pak Nuclear Bomb AQ Khan is an atheist.

  4. sumeshy   September 4, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    So you are saying that jesus’ foreskin was with this priest in rome? do you know that there is a process called “Sunnat”. If that was what done to jesus, then whoa!! this really shakes everything up. So, is there any truth in this 😉

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We’ll try to complete the review quickly so that we can see what degree of truth lies in the story of Jesus’ prepuce.

  5. sumeshy   September 4, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    SI, check this out – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Prepuce

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    If the many claimants to possessing Jesus’ foreskin are all speaking the truth, Holy Christ, Jesus was probably left with no skin on his dick at all. Just raw red meat. 😉

    Excerpt from above link:

    Per the author David Farley, “Depending on what you read, there were eight, twelve, fourteen, or even 18 different holy foreskins in various European towns during the Middle Ages.”[4] In addition to the Holy Foreskin in Rome, other claimants included the Cathedral of Le Puy-en-Velay, Santiago de Compostela, the city of Antwerp, Coulombs in the diocese of Chartres, France as well as Chartres itself, and churches in Besançon, Newport[citation needed], Metz, Hildesheim, Charroux, Conques, Langres, Antwerp, Fécamp, Puy-en-Velay, Stoke on Trent[citation needed], Calcata, and two in Auvergne.[4]

  6. geeta_gs   September 6, 2009 at 2:01 am

    What’s taking so long ?? Too busy with Kanthasamy I suppose.. 😉 High doses of socialism tip toe’ing on the border of communism is being injected into indian cinema.

    Save my soul by completing this book soon…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: What’s taking so long ??

    Reading Montaigne’s essays & Henry Miller in between.

    We’ll likely finish the book today (Sun) and will try to have the review up by Mon evening (Easter Time).

    Jesus’ Penis Lies Under the Church

  7. joeantony   October 23, 2009 at 4:36 am

    @sumeshi : do you know that there is a process called ‘Sunnat.’ If that was what done to jesus, then whoa!! this really shakes everything up.

    its a jewish practice, and it doesnt shake anything buddy, jesus was a jew.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Just wondering if the Jews were practicing on Jesus the violence they’d inflict on the Palestinians two thousand years later. 😉

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