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Are people who eat shell fish (shrimp, lobster, crab, etc) an abomination before God?

Not to mention PIGS, rabbits, lots of different kinds of birds, etc.

Leviticus 11
11:10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

 
Bellarose0212

Asked by Bellarose0212 at 1:11 PM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • I keep Kosher. Strictly. I do not see those who do not keep kosher as an abomination.

    Not everyone follows the bible, and even those who do cannot do all of it. When was the last time anyone made a sacrifice at the Temple in Jerusalem. (Especially those of us who follow Tanach and not the the Christian Bible.)

    Not every culture believes in the big 3 monotheistic religions. For me, as long as someone is a good person and does their best to do good things for the world and others, they are fine with me
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 1:21 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • What?
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 1:12 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • The new law trumps all the old laws, except when you want to prove homosexuality is wrong, then it's ok to use the old laws, but not the ones listed right before and after the ones that can be related to sexuality, because they still are fulfilled by the new law. Yeah, I don't get it either.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:13 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • LEVITICUS 11 : 12, 13, 14,

    It says anything that hath NOT fins nor has scales, meaning that if they DO HAVE fins, or scales it's ok to eat. But not shellfish, they are an abomination unto you/

    Into 13 +14, it's referring to the Eagles, and vulture, and raven, owls, hawk, storks, heron, and bats. Really who would want to eat a bird of prey. A turkey buzzard, a big as those, that eat rotting meat, and bats, that are a night creature, as well as raven, and owls, all night prey birds. These are birds that prey on dead flesh that is unfit to eat. Therefore it's not good for us.
    Shell fish are the filters of the ocean. They eat the bottom rotted excrement. They aren't good for health, that is well known. Many people have allergies for good cause because of having had a reaction to shellfish, lobster,crab,shrimp, etc.
    coffeeyum

    Answer by coffeeyum at 1:23 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Per my religion classes in college, most of the food laws were referring to what was safe to eat at the time.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:32 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Bellarose- It's already been found that there is no hygeinic basis for circumcision, it does not improve health at all, and in fact not circumcising can improve sexual pleasure later in life. As for laws on homosexuality, yes, the bible says it is wrong and whether or not there is a punishment in Heaven we won't know until we get there. Personally, to each their own. I could care less what a person's sexuality is.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:50 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • nope. Read Acts chapter 10 :-)
    missionarywifey

    Answer by missionarywifey at 4:19 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • 'In truth I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even the smallest stroke of a letter will pass away from The Law.' Matthew 5:19

    They LOVE to ignore this part...- ihartu

    Alright. Lesson number 1,999 on this subject. You ready?...3 parts to the law: civil, ceremonial (dietary) , and moral. Christ comes, fulfills the law, no more civil and ceremonial law, moral still stays and continues. Study the Bible, it's all in there ;-)
    missionarywifey

    Answer by missionarywifey at 4:23 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • wtf? LMAO... now that is one quality religion worth killing for...omg lol
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 5:55 AM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • ummm,no.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:11 PM on Sep. 10, 2010