Posted by Pangea (126.96.36.199) on April 18, 2004 at 16:45:07:
In Reply to: To Pangea on Mosiac problems Part 5 posted by Christian Scholar on April 17, 2004 at 21:39:58:
I read somewhere in time magazine a while back that lean cuts of pork actually have less fat than lean cuts of beef.
But this is superfluous to the discussion. I don't really think obesity was much of a problem way back in the 1500 B.C.E. fertile crescent. In fact, having a high degree of fat in the diet was actually a good thing since people often went for long periods without food when times got tough.
Anyway, try this site. I got it with a quick Google.
Click on links regarding nutrition and health.
And we don't have to talk about pigs ever again!
Just admit that Mosaic restrictions against pork were not based on the "scientific knowledge" of an omniscient God-law-giver, but rahter on the superstitions and life experiences of Jewish priests!
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