Posted by Pangea (18.104.22.168) on April 18, 2004 at 16:55:31:
In Reply to: To Pangea on Mosiac problems Part 6 posted by Christian Scholar on April 17, 2004 at 21:41:41:
If you are suggesting that the potential for horizontal, cross-species viral transmission was the basis of Mosaic restrictions against pork, then you are going to paint yourself into a corner in a big hurry.
The number of diseases and infections available from beef, goat, sheep, foul, and scaled fish is substantial.
You are trying to differentiate between bad and worse when you say that swine flu is a bigger threat than avian flu. Or that beef tapeworms or liver fulkes are better for you than trichinosis.
God's supposed to know all these things, don't you agree?
So why the ban on one source of disease in favor of multiple other sources. Perhaps the Jews would have been far healthier had God restricted their animal protein intake to honey bees and pigs!
But, of course, God had absolutely nothing to do with it, so there is really no problem at all for anyone except those trying to prove that "everything" in the Bible is the direct result of God's literal words.
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