posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 08:57 AM
interesting topic so far. oh by the way coke tends to be koshered as well , after all can't force a religious group to drink the crappy pepsi
instead of coke.
i will say that i have seen kosher items all my life in north America, generally only during holidays unless i go into an "ethnic" food store like
are all over catering to the foods of different parts of the world. yet what i have been seeing is that in recent years that halal foods are now
showing up in common stores everyday. in fact at some major grocery and big box stores especially wal-mart, that halal food is almost all they now
serve at the hot/ready food counter. now i do actually prefer meat that is slaughtered as either kosher or halal due to the fact that they try to
insure that meat is properly killed and blood drained out properly unlike most un kosher/halal meat. unfortunately i do not like the spices they use
so i'm out of luck at the hot counter.
the one thing i haven't seen mentioned yet i think is the more interesting point that almost goes right along with the op's original feelings. the
thing about being "forced" to eat foods dedicated to a god not of your choice. within Jewish law there is a specific command NOT to eat foods
dedicated to other gods, ie eating part of a sacrifice to another god. a bible person could probably tell you chapter and verse where it is,
unfortunately it would take me all day to find it. i wonder if the Muslims have a smiler law and if a Jew can eat halal, or a Muslim can eat kosher,
even tho it's my understanding that both dietary laws are almost identical.