1) Jesus was severely traumatized on his eighth day of life. The recounting of his circumcision was naturally done by his mother when it was inquired of her what had happened.
2) Jesus’ trauma-induced bipolar disorder fully manifested when his cousin baptised him, and the ‘spirit descended upon him bodily like a dove.’
3) Unfortunately, bipolar disorder does not wait for one to fully form their dissertation, yet sometimes it rises to the surface. Thomas recorded Jesus saying ‘a man old in days will ask a small child seven days of age the meaning of life, and he will live.’
There have been intactivists since the first infant circumcision. We work today in the effort to penetrate the fearful thinking of good people. This journey is exaclty parrallel in the travails of the Unabomber.