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"Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;"
Originally posted by Astyanax
Well said. Pork is tasty. People like eating it. So religious fanatics, who hate people having any fun, must immediately ban it.
Hear me, ye sinners. Thou shalt not eat pork. Come to think of it, thou shalt not eat anything tasty. No, wait, come to think of it...
THOU SHALT NOT EAT!
Originally posted by hinky
Christians have embraced a religion that allows redemption for any act simply by asking for forgiveness.
Eat pork, I'm sorry Lord...
14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Originally posted by BaileyKat
If "god" didn't want us to eat pigs then why did he make them so dang tasty! He's only got himself to blame, really.
For the record, I believe there may be a god. Why not. I'm very open minded. However, I find it ridiculous to think that he would want us to follow a bunch of ridiculous rules. Why would he want that Wouldn't he want his "children" to think for themselves? Or does he want us to be mindless clones who do his bidding? If so, he's not something to be worshiped!
But hey, what do I know - I'm going to hell, right?