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WHY is eating ~PORK~ bad for me?

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posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 02:21 AM
I LOVE the taste of bacon...the smell of ham cooking!
Why is it, I read SO OFTEN that eating pork is bad for me? What is the reason behind this?
Why do the Jewish people call it non Kosher? What does KOSHER mean anyway?
Someone once told me that pigs were CREATED geneticly 'way back' in the days of MU. That they are an unnatural creature. That pigs are part human in origon, and they are BAD for us because it is so like being a cannibal. Could THIS possibly be true?
( I am just asking, I DONT believe everything I hear or read)
It sounds quite q bit 'OFF' to me but its not like I am learning any better answers to the PIG question.
When reading about modern cannabalism I have read that human flesh taste VERY much like pork?
....maybe pigs ARE somehow related to humans .....I dunno.
I am bringing this ODD subject to the ATS table...because I would appreciate some answers, as well as differant opinions concerning the issue of...EATING PORK.
Why would eating one creature have a differant effect on your VIBRATORY levels than other creatures? (at least the 4 legged hooffed kind) Why would PORK be bad...but a SHEEP is fine? or even a COW for that matter?
Why would eating PORK effect my ability to OOBE??????

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 02:28 AM
If pork is undercooked it can cause food poisoning.The same is true of other non-kosher foods like alot of seafood (non fish)

Originally I expect these religious laws were societal health precautions that over time have become tradition.

If a small community with primitive cooking technology loses members to food poisoning then laws need to be brought in to protect the future of the community.

I suppose a modern comparison might be our drug laws.First brought into being for the health of society members but already we can see it moving towards a moral tradition.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 04:16 AM
Yes, John bull 1 is correct. You can contract trichinosis ( trichinellosis).

If you eat raw or undercooked meats, particularly pork, bear, wild feline (such as a cougar), fox, dog, wolf, horse, seal, or walrus, you are at risk for trichinellosis.

This from

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 04:37 AM
It is really interesting, but early man knew nothing of biochemistry, or the causes of disease, or what could harm him. But certain basic eating rules supposed to be handed down from God make perfect sense with todays knowledge.

As already mentioned under cooked pork can be dangerous. Another taboo was eating something that you found already dead. And there are others, like not drinking blood.

Cannibalism is frowned upon as well. It is interesting that the cannibals in New Guinea suffered from a disease quite similar to BSE (mad cow disease) their brains simply turned to sponges.

So some of the ancient wisdom is not really so silly.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 04:42 AM
i love pork products, bacon, sausage ham. hmmmm!

i had baby back ribs a while back. oh man i felt like i died and went to heavan.

i wish i could have a job describing to jewish people what eating baby back ribs tastes like (david cross joke)

i always make sure its thoroughly cooked though. i dont take chances with chicken or pork. beef on the other hand...just run it through a warm room.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 05:01 AM
What annoys me is that recently EVERYTHING is bad for us- they are sayin that this causes this and that stops this- i love dairy products and i have to calm down on them because its bad-

The best thing to do is not eat at all and you will be fine
Im only kidding!!!

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 05:08 AM
life is short and i stopped listening to the "this is bad for you and that will kill you" crap a long time ago.

i enjoy my life how i see fit and if i want to have some pork once in a while i'm going to. i dont go hog wild (hahaha got a pun in on this one) on pork products but i do like them on ocassion and nothing is going to stop me.

you could tell me i'll explode if i eat bacon and it'll make me rush out to the store to get some. at least i'll die enjoying my life.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 05:20 AM
Regarding the cannabal part, I thought the ethical problem was the pigs are basically cannabals. Eat their own poo and grind up the less tasty parts and feed them back to the other pigs. Like giant hairless hamsters (which eat their own young).

But then we do that with everything now. Chickens eat chickens. Cows eat cows (and get mad cow). All that's left is...

SOYLENT GREEN Which you can't tell me hot dogs aren't.

Kosher is a very good thing now (and hard to find).

Try this. See what your Cat will eat. Mine (who just passed) ate ANYTHING but pork. She knew ham/bacon/hot dog/sausage/tenderloin/BBQ from turkey, steak, chicken, hamburger or tuna a mile a way. It's creepy when a pet that begs for anything, runs when you eat pork. She'd rather eat spiders.

Doesn't work with dogs. They eat cat poo.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 05:34 AM
cats are picky eaters sometimes. mine love ham.

go figure.

hotdog are not made of soylent green. they're made from lips and buttholes.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 05:50 AM
My view is that these food laws were introduced very early on when the jewish community was quite small.

You don't need to have an indepth knowledge of bio-chemistry to notice that everybody who had eaten pork at a particular feast and suffered from food poisoning and that some had died.The same can be said of shellfish.In these circumstances,when the life of every community member is essential to jewish survival,laws would have to be brought in.

This society is also theocratic.Every law is issued in God's name.

So it easy to see the law was the effect of experience in this case and not divine pre-emption.

Alternatively you could look at the Jerhova Witnesses whose totally unique laws make it virtually impossible for any practicing member to catch AIDS and that those laws existed well before AIDS even existed.I'm talking about blood transfutions and organ donation as well as the more normal moral/sexual laws.

I think this is a religious topic not current affairs though.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 07:07 AM
The laws of kashruth originate in the Thora (Waijkra/Leviiticus 11:1 47)
and have been observed by Jews.

Pigs are not kosher.

For an animal to be kosher, it must have split hooves and it must chew its cud. And it must be be slaughtered by a specialist (a shochet) and then soaked and salted to remove the blood.

(BTW: As far as I know, Islam/Qur'an also forbides pork.)


[edit on 14-7-2004 by Riwka]

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 08:26 AM
I have asked this question of both Hindus and Muslims, neither group is supposed to eat pork....

the reason is because according to both groups, pigs are the dirtiest filthiest animals, eating garbage and even human waste, it is also the fear of the spread of trichinosis and other diseases that started the religious ban. Pigs have been known to carry many other parasites which cause diseases such as tapeworm.

posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 02:25 AM
Thanks you all for answering me! this turned out to be a very good read

I am a chef.....I love pork... I cook it VERY well. My favorite method of all is the ROAST the WHOLE pig in the ground tecnique OH YUMMY YUMMY!

Anyway, thanks for all this good info...NOW I 'get' Kosher.
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posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 01:05 PM
the pig is a combination of CAT, RAT and DOG its true u shouldn't eat it

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 01:49 PM

Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
Thanks you all for answering me! this turned out to be a very good read

I am a chef.....I love pork... I cook it VERY well. My favorite method of all is the ROAST the WHOLE pig in the ground tecnique OH YUMMY YUMMY!

Anyway, thanks for all this good info...NOW I 'get' Kosher.
yum spammity spam!

For some reason I get the feeling that you are kidding.
Get serious and realize that God tells you to not eat pork, for a good reason.
Do not question it and just follow it and suppress the desire to gratify yourself and eat to nourish yourself.
You will be a better person in the long run.

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 02:39 PM
Its funny that this thread has awoken from the dead today......
I made a sausage, chedder and broccoli quiche last night and am having a peice now...AND I am thawing a spiral sliced ham!!

God never 'told me not to eat pork'
The Bible is written by MEN...........and re written over and over then edited again...

Seems to me pork eating people are never abducted by aliens and messed I am thinking the aliens are the ones who want humans pork free for their own nefarious reasons.

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 10:46 AM
God does say not to eat pork, it is bad for you and science proves God right again.

With regard to the physical harm caused by eating pork, modern science has proved a number of things, such as the following:

ý Pork is regarded as one of the kinds of meat that contain the most cholesterol, an increase of which in the bloodstream leads to an increased likelihood of blocked arteries. The fatty acids in pork are also of an unusual formation, when compared with the fatty acids in other types of food, which makes them more easily absorbed by the body, thus increasing cholesterol levels.

ý Pork meat and pork fat contribute to the spread of cancers of the colon, rectum, prostate and blood.

ý Pork meat and pork fat contribute to obesity and related diseases that are difficult to treat.

ý Eating pork leads to scabies, allergies and stomach ulcers.

ý Eating pork causes lung infections which result from tapeworms, lungworms and microbial infections of the lungs.

The most serious danger of eating pork is that pork contains tapeworms which may grow to a length of 2-3 meters. The growth of the eggs of these worms in the human body may lead to insanity and hysteria if they grow in the area of the brain. If they grow in the region of the heart that may lead to high blood pressure and heart attacks. Another kind of worm that is to be found in pork is the trichinosis worm that cannot be killed by cooking, the growth of which in the body may lead to paralysis and skin rashes.

The doctors have confirmed that tapeworm disease is regarded as one of the serious diseases that may result from eating pork. It may develop in the small intestine and after several months may grow into a large worm whose body is composed of a thousand segments, with a length of 4-10 meters, which lives alone in the intestine of the infected person and part of it may appear when he defecates. When the pig swallows and ingests its eggs, they enter the tissues and muscles in the form of larvae sacs containing fluid and the head of the tapeworm. When a person eats infected pork, the larva turns into a complete worm in the intestine. These worms cause weakness and vitamin B12 deficiency, which leads to a specific type of anaemia, which may in turn cause nervous problems. In some cases the larvae may reach the brain, causing convulsions, increased pressure within the brain, epilepsy and even paralysis.

Eating pork that is not thoroughly cooked may also lead to trichinosis (infestation with a hairlike nematode worm). When these parasites reach the small intestine, three to five days later many larvae appear which enter the intestine and reach the blood, from which they reach most of the tissues of the body. The larvae move to the muscles and form cysts there, and the patient suffers intense muscle pains. The disease may develop into infection of the cerebral membrane and brain, and infections of the heart muscle, lungs, kidneys and nerves. It may be a fatal disease in rare cases.

posted on Nov, 18 2008 @ 12:16 PM
last person.... are u retarded im a mere 12 yr old and i know more about pork and im african american i had pork when i was maybe 7 years younger but i didnt know better dumby

posted on Nov, 18 2008 @ 12:16 PM
last person.... are u retarded im a mere 12 yr old and i know more about pork and im african american i had pork when i was maybe 7 years younger but i didnt know better dumby

posted on Nov, 18 2008 @ 12:52 PM

Originally posted by John bull 1
My view is that these food laws were introduced very early on when the jewish community was quite small.

Maybe they just had a bad chef who undercooked everything.

After a few days of particularly bad toilet 'activities' they struck it off the menu.

It's quite healthy too. Cook it till it's dark n crispy.

Mmmmm.Porky. spam:

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