My husband and I sat, dutifully, in Gospel Doctrine. In the front row, even.
Things were well--until he broke into hysterics.
I playfully elbowed him in the side. "Shut up!" I hissed.
He didn't stop.
"What is it?"
He points to his scriptures and reads in a whisper:
And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins. (Joshua 5:3)
Now I'm breaking into hysterics. We're giggling like we're ten years old--and indeed right now I cannot fathom why it would be so funny--but at the time it was absolutely hilarious. I don't think our teacher or fellow class members thought so, but damn it, sometimes you have to laugh.
I mean, the visual alone is, if not funny, gross. Couldn't Joshua and his crew come up with a sleek Hebrew or even "Reformed" Egyptian name? Like Irreantum in the Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 17:5?
Hill of the Foreskins.
274–275: Beyond Belief and Unbelief
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