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originally posted by: DISRAELI
We don’t know the exact meaning of YHWH, because we’ve lost all knowledge of what the vowels were
originally posted by: NOTurTypical
Rare steaks are fine, what the Bible means by not eating meat with the blood still in it is it not being drained from the animal. You'll never be able to remove every cell of blood from the muscles. It simply means slit the throat of the animal and drain the blood, eat your steak in peace.
originally posted by: Shahada
I believe Paul called people who scrutinize and obsess about dietary laws spiritually weak.
I happen to disagree and think he was making an issue out of James lax attitude about it.
1. Don't eat meat that has been sacrificed to Idols.
2. Don't eat the blood (raw meat, cook it).
3. Don't eat stangled animals or naturally dead animals (carrion).
4. Refrain from fornication (not chastity, get married first).
Animal sacrifice is stupid and a practice of barbarians not something a real God would require because what gain is it? It is unnecessary and cruel.
And no real God would even once order human sacrifice, barbarians write too. Heathens. Sacrificing first born children.
Especially his alleged son.
Thank God it's only mythological but people still do both today, human and animal. They are hopefully always a small percentage of the population but it still happens today.