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VIDEO HERE (13:10 minutes)
I don't eat pork only because I really don't like the taste of it
I've eaten a few pigs in my time, but not of the Petunia variety
Video makes a fair case for the lack of a compelling argument about why pork is uniquely prohibited as a food by major world religions. It might be explained along with other dietary prohibitions as a means to prevent assimilation and keep different groups of people separate. Take a poll among vegans, for instance, and each adherent may justify the diet in different ways, relating to personal health, animal cruelty, or the environment. Yet the result of the veganism is the same- they are going to stick together, patronize the same restaurants, and normal people are not going to want to invite them to a bbq
Of all the big 3 meats (chicken, beef and pork), it has the most parasites that can be transferred to humans by not cooking it enough. It also tends to go bad quickly if not refrigerated. If you look pork consumption was forbidden in equatorial areas and common the further north you went.So the easy answer is a long time ago someone noticed that those eating it got sick more often.Exile1981
The part about parasites that can be transferred to humans and kill them always struck me as the reason ancient peoples stopped eating pork. People learned to avoid doing a number of different things when they observed the deaths or injuries.
Same thing with shellfish. Red tides and such. JFM
Study the “Woo” and Clif High…..Ed357
Fine. More for the rest of us.
Religion was invented to control people, telling them what they can and more importantly what they can't do is why they exist. As to eating pork or not well it's really hard to have bacon, the real kind not that fake turkey shit, with your eggs or that ham sandwich you had for lunch among all the other dishes you would miss out on without pork..JD
We raise our own hogs. Four hogs will feed eight families through winter. I’ve got sixty pounds of leaf fat for making lard just waiting for fall evenings.Clean home raised pork is totally different from grocery store pork.Arkansas bacon is amazing
I'm very sad. I live in mass and the ban they have imposed on us concerning the raising of pigs has led to the complete absence of bacon on the market shelves. Had my last 1/4 lb today on my lunchtime burger. Woe b me.Daddy-o
Mass. ban on pigs?? News to me. Can you provide some detail?
OK. I did not/ will not watch the video. Never do; too much of a time commitment. But here's my two cents. My wife, a psychic medium, recently became a pranic healer. They are asked to go without pork due to the toxins within a pig's body. They (the pigs) don't have sweat glands so any toxins they intake are kept within their bodies. Not good for pranic healing... Other foods they avoid are fish that eat shit. Same thing, basically. Those of you that want to laugh at this, you go right ahead; I don't give a rat's ass. I would have laughed at anybody claiming this as true until I met my wife (she took it up after we met). I do still laugh at a "friend" of hers that has zero idea what she's doing. I'm sure know one would entertain this being true, so FEH to you.
Well as long as you know we are laughing at what you wrote and you don't mind then no worries because we are...JD
“ OK. I did not/ will not watch the video. Never do; too much of a time commitment. But here's my two cents. My wife, a psychic medium, recently became a pranic healer.”LMFAOOOOOOOO
I'm pretty sure your wife doesn't know what she's doing either.
You won't invest the time to watch the video yet you will to degrade both your wife and then yourself?
I had never heard of a pranic healer before reading your comment so I googled it.I understand why you expect people to laugh at you. Psychic medium + eastern mysticism = whackadoodle.But hey, you do you.
More bacon for me.....
Anonymous Exile 1981 is right on point…
Starving people will eat anything.
Donner Party of five, your table is ready.
Amen, if you are hungry enough you will eat anything in order to silence the roaring beast in your belly.
I don't care. More for me.
The hog is a magical animal. Country ham, city ham, deviled ham, lard, cracklin's, pickled pigs feet, pickled pork bologna, bacon, ribs, pulled pork, souse/head cheese, hash, sausage...where does it stop?
As the various tribes roamed the Middle East deserts the Muslims and Jews decided not to eat the pig meat when they saw others running around sick with worms coming out their assholes. Same thing goes for circumcision when they noticed dicks rotting with cancers. Hey, we better cut off the tip ends!
That is pure speculation on your part and ignorant speculation at that. How did they know it was the pork and not the camel or goat meat they ate that caused the worms? Did they run tests with control groups? Also, Jews circumcised, Arabs didn't. I thought everybody knew that.
Didn't watch the video but Ractopomine is a good reason not to eat pork; nevermind they are basically garbage disposals. If you can control your own pigs and what they are fed / drugged with then it's fine. I still eat pork because it's cheaper than beef and my finances do not yet allow me to be that picky.-arc
Wait'll the guy in the video finds out about Tilapia...- WDS
f**k every religion on earth
Hey Ken, you could probably call a halt to the comments here. Seems every point has been covered between Heavan and Hell!
The aunt of a friend traveled to Africa. Near the end of her trip they were treated to a hog roast. After returning home she discovered she had a parasite that is untreatable. Don't remember the name, it's been several years. Lots of nasty things can come from pork. Make sure you cook it thoroughly.
If the pig were all bacon, I'm sure this controversy would never happen.CC
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