Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sunday Sermon: Religious Nourishment



Many religions of this world have a set of rules of food prohibition that seems to exactly match wise procedures of the time when many hundred or even 2000 years ago there was no known concept of hygiene, knowledge of bacteria or viruses and certainly no man made refrigeration.

It is almost as if these prohibitions were not religious sanctions from an almighty all knowing creator but merely good for that early time of our primitive human development.

Regrettably not, and the prohibitions on food groups, and eating particular animals are still enshrined in religious law.


What about your faith then?


Our celebration meal on December 26, 2014

Luckily for Marcus and Agata who are devout followers of the one true FSM,  Spagetti in particular and Pasta in general is of course our chosen food.

I say luckily since as shown above the meal of Pasta, avocado and sauce is of course both nutritious and delicious, and is not made from the killing of animals often in a way that would guarantee their suffering [according to the dictates of a religion]

Pretty good huh!


Quid Pro Quo


Since however we do try to participate in the positive components of other religions [as we see it], then we made for a classic Christian meal on lunchtime December 27th, 2014.

We think this is appropriate at this time of the year.

As far as I can see it, nowhere in the bible was there a Celebration of Christmas pudding or Turkey, but I can find reference to Loaves and Fishes.

The feeding of the 5000 is present in all of the Christian canonical Gospels using just 5 bread loaves and 2 fish.

Additionally in Gospels Mark and Matthew, there is an additional description of the feeding of the 4000 using 7 bread loves and some fish.


And so, lo and behold
Marcus and Agata have done their part for some cross faith integration and understanding this Christmas.

RAmen.




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Religious prohibitions
Dietary Practices
Food Taboos
Jewish Dietary
Forbidden Islamic Foods