Why do we circumcise? Why didn't God create us "the right way" both physically and morally? After all, God could have, if he wanted to. God commanded us to circumcise baby boys because he enjoys seeing them improve themselves both physically and morally.At first glance, there seem to be several problems with this theodicy. First, how does circumcision make one a better person both physically and morally? In what sense is removing the foreskin an "improvement"?
Second, even if God enjoys seeing boys improve themselves both physically and morally, what about girls? After all, girls are not circumcised. Doesn't God enjoy seeing girls become better persons?
Third, this theodicy seems to make God dependent on human beings for his enjoyment. Being perfect in every respect, couldn't God find better ways to entertain himself, without relying on human beings?
Fourth, if God is capable of enjoyment, pleasure, or having a good time, is he also capable of displeasure or having a bad time? If so, feeling displeasure indicates a want or a defect. Does that mean that God lacks something or has some sort of defect?
Finally, taking the Bible as the word of God, the first mention of circumcision in the Torah is in the Book of Genesis 17:9, well after the creation of Adam (Genesis 1:26). Why did it take God so long to realize that his creation can be improved upon?