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Do any of the words in the Bible warn against mixing our blood with human blood?

I'm just curious because i was reading a Christian Blog of sorts, about how vaccines are against the word of God and he (i'm assuming the author is male) said something about God warning us against mixing our blood with animal blood.

 
outstandingLove

Asked by outstandingLove at 9:49 PM on Sep. 5, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The idea comes from the OT ... it is a matter of "clean" vs. "unclean." The Israelites were commanded to not eat the blood of animals because it was "unclean." It actually makes sense by today's standards. Blood is considered a bio-hazard because it can contain pathogens that will make someone sick. Animals tend to get sick from pathogens that only attack their species, but if it is crossed with a similar pathogen that attacks another species, then it can mutate and attack both. The H1N1 virus is a good example. That's a cross between pig flu, and human flu (some even argue that it also contains bird flu). The argument from the non-vaxxing group is that because some vaccines are derived from pathogens grown in animal tissue, that injecting it into human blood could cause some pretty nasty mutations. Therefore it is used as a defense for a Christian-based religious exemption of vaccines.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 1:49 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Was gonna say....what are you if not human? LOL....no clue. not religious. Sorry!
    Allergic2Stupid

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 9:53 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Certain religious groups refuse blood transfusions, which come from other HUMANS, because of the verse forbidding the ingestion of blood. They do, however, eat meat which retains a portion of the animal's blood, even when drained during processing. Another example of twisting an obsure bible verse to fit their personal beliefs. There is a high instance of death in the Christian Science community because of this.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 11:29 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • HUH?
    Memigen

    Answer by Memigen at 9:51 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • OOPs. that should say our blood with animal blood! *** sorry.
    outstandingLove

    Comment by outstandingLove (original poster) at 9:52 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Leviticus 7:26 NIV
    And wherever you live, you must not eat the blood of any bird or animal.

    Leviticus 17:13 NIV
    " 'Any Israelite or any alien living among you who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must drain out the blood and cover it with earth,

    Leviticus 20:16 NIV
    " 'If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

    This is about all in there really.... so idk
    agriffinmom4

    Answer by agriffinmom4 at 10:04 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • i haven't heard of any sort. i would think it probably mean sexually. i think in the time the bible was written they didn't test vaccines and mixing with animals. so my guess is no. if it is then its a modern version. i'm not fully religious so i'm not 100% but my christian friends haven't said anything about it. many religious people take vaccines.
    mommastink

    Answer by mommastink at 10:29 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • A bit of clarification on spiritguide_23's post . Froman article in the 1993 Awake! 8/8 p. 25 Should My Family Be Immunized? , published by Jehovahs' Witnesses,
    "Christians have great respect for life and sincerely desire to do the best for their family’s health. Whether you conscientiously decide to have your family immunized is your personal decision to make.- Galatians 6:5"
    69humblepie

    Answer by 69humblepie at 11:05 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • idk
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 12:21 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Human are part of the animal kingdom, too, so no worries ;)
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 5:16 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

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