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Anonymous
Anonymous

June 1st, 2010, 4:41 am #1

Why do some people don't eat pig?
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no-pork
no-pork

October 27th, 2010, 6:31 am #2

it is the most unhealthy protein of choice.
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why
why

October 28th, 2010, 2:02 am #3

Why is it the most unhealthy protein???
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PNG Fan
PNG Fan

November 6th, 2010, 10:14 pm #4

A lot of it has to do with religion and the Old Testament, re: unclean animals.
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arl
arl

November 7th, 2010, 3:18 pm #5

and the origin of those stories comes from the fact that pigs are exceptinally infested with parasites compared to other animals.
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Ralph Hamilton
Ralph Hamilton

November 7th, 2010, 6:22 pm #6

A lot of it has to do with religion and the Old Testament, re: unclean animals.
Yeah,
that's right.

Pork is taboo in most Middle East religions, the Catholics used to eat fish on Fridays, the (Hindus?) dont eat cattle, the SDAs don't drink tea or coffee (caffein). There as many conflicting wacky taboos as there are religions.

More logical are the taboos of the indigenous people of my country. ie. You don't eat of the animal of your Totem. Thus: If your Totem animal is the snake, then you don't eat snakes. Mmmm. I hope mine is not women.

Regards......Ralph.
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Pork
Pork

November 7th, 2010, 9:56 pm #7

Your a funny bloke Ralph.

arl,

This is the list of unlclean anilmals from the Old Testament

Leviticus 11:1-47 "Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them,
2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'These [are] the animals which you may eat among all the animals that [are] on the earth:
3 'Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves [and] chewing the cud -- that you may eat.
4 'Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you;
5 'the rock hyrax, (rock rabbit or Dassie) because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, [is] unclean to you;
6 'the hare, (rabbit) because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, [is] unclean to you;
7 'and the swine, (Pig) though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, [is] unclean to you.
8 'Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They [are] unclean to you.
9 These you may eat of all that [are] in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers -- that you may eat.
10 'But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which [is] in the water, they [are] an abomination to you.
11 'They shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination.
12 'Whatever in the water does not have fins or scales -- that [shall be] an abomination to you.
13 And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they [are] an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard,
14 'the kite, and the falcon after its kind;
15 'every raven after its kind,
16 'the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the sea gull, and the hawk after its kind;
17 'the little owl, the fisher owl, and the screech owl;
18 'the white owl, the jackdaw, (A Eurasian bird (Corvus monedula) related to and resembling the crows) and the carrion vulture;
19 'the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.
20 All flying insects that creep on [all] fours [shall be] an abomination to you.
21 'yet these you may eat of every flying insect that creeps on [all] fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth.
22 'These you may eat: the locust after its kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the cricket after its kind, and the grass hopper after its kind.
23 'But all [other] flying insects which have four feet [shall be] an abomination to you.
24 By these you shall become unclean; whoever touches the carcass of any of them shall be unclean until evening;
25 'whoever carries part of the carcass of any of them shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening:
26 '[The carcass] of any animal which divides the foot, but is not cloven-hoofed or does not chew the cud, [is] unclean to you. Everyone who touches it shall be unclean.
27 'And whatever goes on its paws, among all kinds of animals that go on [all] fours, those [are] unclean to you. Whoever touches any such carcass shall be unclean until evening.
28 'Whoever carries [any such] carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. It [is] unclean to you.
29 These also [shall be] unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and the large lizard after its kind;
30 'the gecko, the monitor lizard, the sand reptile, the sand lizard, and the chameleon."

". . .41 And every creeping thing that creeps on the earth [shall be] an abomination. It shall not be eaten.
42 'Whatever crawls on its belly, whatever goes on [all] fours, or whatever has many feet among all creeping things that creep on the earth -- these you shall not eat, for they [are] an abomination.
43 'You shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps; nor shall you make yourselves unclean with them, lest you be defiled by them.
44 'For I [am] the LORD your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I [am] holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
45 'For I [am] the LORD who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I [am] holy.
46 This [is] the law of the animals and the birds and every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps on the earth,
47 'to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, and between the animal that may be eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.' "



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