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Old 03-07-2008, 04:14 AM
 
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right Hasdrubal, that's possible so it's not based on what the god they believed in said? It's a healthdepartment statement and law. Like when they warn people at summerpicnics to beware of meats and fish that's not being properly refrigerated or cooked.
A lot of the bible is history and moral laws and some of it is made up to entertain people. Also to explain things that people were worried about and then heaven, hell added in to give people some place to be after death, which they probably didn't understand at all. All cultures believed in some afterlife because they couldn't see 'nothing' being the endresult of life here on earth. It helps many people to this day that they'll see their loved ones in the afterlife. Just that alone would make people cling to the bible for guidance.
the pork thing is just a cultural, health rule...chickens eat their own crap too and dogs and cats lick places we can't reach (thank goodness, otherwise some of us ...nevermind)! But some eat dog and chicken is eaten worldwide. Just like vegetarians stick by their conviction, I stick by my conviction that pork is OK to eat.
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:16 AM
 
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actually, it's pretty possible that the semitic peoples (Jews and Arabs) saw pork as unclean because they got sick after eating it, due to the fact that pigs were usually infected with trychinella and people could get parasited as well when the meat was not well cooked.
No, God forbade it. It is part of the dietary laws.
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:56 AM
 
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Default Why do Muslims hate pork

Heck, when I was a kid, the "weird" food phobia in my neighborhood was that the Catholic kids had to eat fish every Friday.

There's nothing difficult to grasp about any religion's dietary restrictions. They're all based on some long-ago taboo that was probably rooted in real health concerns that might have been valid centuries ago. But in contemporary life, they're simply another means of control and manipulation of individuals. If they can get you to follow their silly insanities concerning food, then they're well on the way to controlling your thoughts on other things, too.

And after all, that's what religion is all about: control.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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Used to be fish every Friday of the year, then it was fish every Friday during lent only. Then they decided that pregnant women and the elderly could eat meat year round...now no one seems to care..If a god commanded all this, how could people adjust those rules over time?
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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I'm a porkaholic! Baby back ribs, pork chops, pork roast, and of course pork sausages.:-)
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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How can you stick with a conviction that pork is OK if it has been banned for a long time by no less than all seven major world religions? Why would abstaining from pork cause you to feel controlled? That is ridiculous. I've never had much pork in my diet and for at most of the last twenty years none at all. Pork is GROSS, it is unfit to consume, and the reasons for this have nothing whatsoever to do with how it is cooked, ancient problems that have been eradicated in scientifically "enlightened" times ("microwaving must be the ticket"), etc. The least bit of intro to ancient history also seems to have no effect. Jesus was certainly correct when he noted that there are a lot of people who are more less unteachable so far as spiritual matters are concerned.

No one has offered an explanation about where pigs came from. Did God create them, did they just land here, or what? It is it so hard to believe that the ban on pigs is rooted in ancient history having to do with genetic experiments? Why is that so hard to believe. And what do you get from keeping piggy products in your diet? Do you feel less controlled? Do you think pork is a good source of protein? Eggs and meat are probably better. Why would anyone keep disgusting pork in their diet after hearing lengthy explanations about why its bad? Do you really believe you know better? How willfully ignorant.

Moderator cut: personal attack It's genetically engineered and unfit to consume, something that is not common knowledge, and from reading this thread, it is obvious why.

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Old 03-08-2008, 12:05 AM
 
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was it Marie Antoinette who said "Let them eat pork"? Oh no, she said "pork pie"..OK
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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No one has offered an explanation about where pigs came from. Did God create them, did they just land here, or what? It is it so hard to believe that the ban on pigs is rooted in ancient history having to do with genetic experiments? Why is that so hard to believe?
Reasons that is hard to believe:

*No proof of an advanced ancient Atlantis.
*No proof of any ancient society with a remotely modern concept of genetics.
*No proof that pigs or hogs are genetically derived from humans.

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Old 03-13-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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The Chinese eat plenty of pork and they tend to be healthier than most of the other people in the world.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:05 AM
 
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Used to be fish every Friday of the year, then it was fish every Friday during lent only. Then they decided that pregnant women and the elderly could eat meat year round...now no one seems to care..If a god commanded all this, how could people adjust those rules over time?
You are correct in that thought...however

Fish on Fridays was never a God rule
It's part of Catholism..abstinence..for Christ dying on a Friday
Just as when St Patricks Day falls on a Friday during lent..the bishops relax the rule
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