You might be eating halal meat?

Discussion in 'Cults & World Religions' started by BGF, Apr 6, 2018.

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  1. BGF

    BGF Puritan Board Sophomore

    I saw this in my news feed this morning and thought it interesting enough to share. The article basically states that some meat producers (largely lamb) are preparing meat in accordance with Islamic law.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thesal...ght-be-eating-halal-meat-and-not-even-know-it

    Of course, I'm immediately reminded of Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 10:25-30
    By the way, I share this as a matter of interest, not conscience. Eat what you please.
     
  2. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    You could always wrap it in bacon. Or just switch to pork entirely.
     
  3. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    The best cure for the Islamicization of the world is bacon-wrapped everything!
     
  4. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Some people sail ships that have been "blessed"...just saying that superstitions don't always run in false religions.
     
  5. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    An imam's blessing wouldn't put me off eating lamb or chicken wings, but one does wonder why this even has to happen.
     
  6. BGF

    BGF Puritan Board Sophomore

    According to the article, to accommodate the increasing Muslim population.
     
  7. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    Exactly. And why must we (or at least our slaughterhouses) accommodate?

    And another question, do they at least put a label on the meat to show that it's halal, and what that entails? I would think that some customers might like to know it.
     
  8. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Senior

    I would think that they just do it so that they can sell their meat to the Muslims. In other words, it's not about accommodating them so much as capitalizing on them.
     
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  9. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    Makes sense.
     
  10. BGF

    BGF Puritan Board Sophomore

    Yep, purely for economic reasons. Maybe political reasons as well, but that too is subservient to revenue.
     
  11. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Same reason most manufacturers of processed food pay to put a kosher stamp on it, although a tiny percentage of folks in this country even bother to keep kosher.

    Shakedown rackets are profitable.
     
  12. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    There was a restaurant where my sister lives in Canada who was serving halal meat. People boycott the place and they changed their ways lol.
     
  13. kainos01

    kainos01 Puritan Board Senior

    It's the best cure for everything!
     
  14. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    General Pershing had a practical use for pigs.
     
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  15. iainduguid

    iainduguid Puritan Board Freshman

  16. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Use Snopes with your eyes open. It's a site with a left wing agenda run by someone with questionable moral values.
     
  17. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    Speaking of which, a few years ago I was skiing in and stayed in the highest incorporate city in the US and there is a restaurant that serves only bacon wrapped filet mignons. There was a Muslim family I remember on the slopes who dined at the same time. Mind you this place plasters everywhere that its all they do. They ate it all and then complained and ranted and kept ranting and were just then told to leave. Interesting tid bit. They are hypocritical and then blame the infidels.
     
  18. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Nope. Not an urban legend. It is well-established that General Pershing buried dead Moro fighters alongside pig carcasses.

    Most would probably call it a war crime now, and also call several one-sided battles in that war massacres, but the Moro had slavery and women-stealing and used women as human shields.The Moros traditionally practiced slavery, slave-raiding, tribal warfare, and frequent robbery of conquered tribes. The fine book "Swish of the Kris" records, "He ruled with cruelty in a sternly disputed domain. Piracy was his profession. Murder and rapine were his lighter amusement. Nicolo Conti speaks of him in 1430: "The inhabitants of Java and Sumatra exceed every other person in cruelty. They regard killing a man as a mere jest; nor is any punishment allotted to such a deed. If anyone purchase a new sword and wish to try it, he will thrust it into the breast of the first person he meets. The passers-by examine the wound, and praise the skill of the person who inflicted it, if he thrust in the blade direct."

    They were bad folks and the world was better without them.
     
  19. ReformedChristian

    ReformedChristian Puritan Board Freshman

    If it causes one to stumble then to take Paul's view don't eat it. This is where Romans 14 comes into practice and I would also refer to Jesus' words in Mark 7.
     
  20. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    Whatever it is that I’m eating... it sure is tasty!
     
  21. BGF

    BGF Puritan Board Sophomore

    Enjoy with a clear conscience my friend!
     
  22. Ed Walsh

    Ed Walsh Puritan Board Junior

    Speaking of ships. How's this for a superstitions coincidence?

    "Not even God himself could sink this ship.”
    — Employee of the White Star Line, at the launch of the Titanic, May 31, 1911
     
  23. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    They must of forgot to "bless" the Titanic.
     
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