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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 10:52 AM
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12. People tend to argue with God a bit more than I would think reasonable in the Bible.
I'm not sure why we are supposed to wholeheartedly and unquestioningly accept the Bible as the inerrant word of God when Biblical characters as holy and beloved as the Rock of Christ don't even take God Himself on his explicit word unless the Almighty repeats himself over and over again.
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  -Any significance to the fact that Christians eat ham and leavened bread on Easter BurtWorm  Apr-10-09 10:38 AM   #0 
  - ummm ...because we're Christians and not Jews?  azmouse   Apr-10-09 10:40 AM   #1 
  - But if you follow the Bible, as Christians, why aren't you following kashrut?  BurtWorm   Apr-10-09 10:43 AM   #3 
  - We follow the New Testament not the old.  azmouse   Apr-10-09 11:00 AM   #18 
     - Ok. Makes sense (as far as these things go ever make sense.)  BurtWorm   Apr-10-09 11:08 AM   #25 
        - See, now you have me curious.  azmouse   Apr-10-09 11:16 AM   #27 
        - Christians in Europe, where the ham-eating tradition started, have a long history of anti-Semitism.  BurtWorm   Apr-10-09 11:30 AM   #29 
           - I'd have to say that Christians treatment of Jews down through history  azmouse   Apr-10-09 11:39 AM   #30 
           - You actually have an interesting point. It is entirely possible that  kestrel91316   Apr-10-09 12:05 PM   #32 
           - See #48 - eating ham appears to be an American custom, not European (nt)  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-10-09 02:49 PM   #49 
        - Ham tends to be eaten at celebrations. It's a big piece of meat,  kestrel91316   Apr-10-09 12:03 PM   #31 
           - What is the point of keeping the Old Testament around if it's irrelevant?  BurtWorm   Apr-10-09 12:07 PM   #33 
              - For much the same reason copies of the Constitution often  Occam Bandage   Apr-10-09 12:33 PM   #34 
              - Which is?  BurtWorm   Apr-10-09 12:35 PM   #35 
                 - Background.  Occam Bandage   Apr-10-09 12:43 PM   #38 
                    - Jesus doesn't argue with the law. He argues with the ones he says are law breakers.  BurtWorm   Apr-10-09 12:49 PM   #40 
                       - He does indeed. I said he quarrels about the law, not quarrels with the law.  Occam Bandage   Apr-10-09 01:00 PM   #41 
              - Maybe this will help answer your question:  azmouse   Apr-10-09 12:36 PM   #36 
              - So why are they integrated into the Christian Canon?  BurtWorm   Apr-10-09 12:39 PM   #37 
              - Seems like it is done for the history.  azmouse   Apr-10-09 12:47 PM   #39 
              - That only makes sense from the Jewish perspective  Bad Thoughts   Apr-10-09 07:53 PM   #54 
              - You're asking ME?????  kestrel91316   Apr-10-09 01:10 PM   #42 
  - Yeah, I'm pretty sure ham wasn't part of Christian practice  JerseygirlCT   Apr-10-09 02:42 PM   #47 
  - Some of us who will be having Easter dinner  Cirque du So-What   Apr-10-09 10:43 AM   #2 
  - Ham is a more modern menu choice--the "classic" is lamb.  MADem   Apr-10-09 10:43 AM   #4 
  - Because it's a feast day, and those are feast foods in Europe/America.  Occam Bandage   Apr-10-09 10:44 AM   #5 
  - Well, if it happened three times...  BurtWorm   Apr-10-09 10:45 AM   #7 
  - People tend to argue with God a bit more than I would think reasonable in the Bible.  Occam Bandage   Apr-10-09 10:52 AM   #12 
  - And, that passage is more about Peter's refusal to associate with Gentiles  rateyes   Apr-10-09 10:51 AM   #11 
     - Certainly it is. My interpretation is that God is informing Peter  Occam Bandage   Apr-10-09 10:54 AM   #13 
        - ..and that's the correct interpretation. (eom)  Sal316   Apr-10-09 11:14 AM   #26 
        - Are all others are heresy?  laconicsax   Apr-10-09 02:17 PM   #45 
           - I'm not sure what you're intending to imply.  Occam Bandage   Apr-10-09 03:56 PM   #50 
           - I'm not sure I was intending to imply anything.  laconicsax   Apr-10-09 06:21 PM   #53 
              - It's unfortunate that language is so often incapable of conveying a single clear meaning.  Occam Bandage   Apr-10-09 08:33 PM   #56 
           - If you go by what heresy actually is.....  Sal316   Apr-10-09 04:20 PM   #52 
        - "he has made nothing unclean"  ZombieHorde   Apr-10-09 01:18 PM   #44 
        - Yeah. I was just adding, not disagreeing.  rateyes   Apr-10-09 04:04 PM   #51 
  - Eating leavened bread is hardly going out of the way.  drm604   Apr-10-09 10:45 AM   #6 
  - the Pork Barons think its a grand idea to have ham for easter  ensho   Apr-10-09 10:47 AM   #8 
  - Some eat ham, some don't. What one eats is not a big deal for Christians.  rateyes   Apr-10-09 10:49 AM   #9 
  - Just as long as no one touches THESE!  PassingFair   Apr-10-09 10:49 AM   #10 
  - Dammit. I'm dyeing Easter Eggs tonight with my kids...  rateyes   Apr-10-09 10:57 AM   #15 
  - That's it... I'm changing the menu to Colorado Oysters....  hlthe2b   Apr-10-09 11:06 AM   #22 
  - I found two things on a quick google.  MissMarple   Apr-10-09 10:54 AM   #14 
  - Easter eggs are Chinese, I think  blueworld   Apr-10-09 10:57 AM   #16 
  - Easter is a renamed Feast day of Oestara- A Holy day focused on fertility rites for Spring.  Marrah_G   Apr-10-09 11:01 AM   #19 
  - Eostre may or may not have existed.  Occam Bandage   Apr-10-09 11:07 AM   #23 
  - Early Christians definitely stole a lot of their celebrations from other religions.  azmouse   Apr-10-09 11:08 AM   #24 
  - ...  Occam Bandage   Apr-10-09 11:03 AM   #20 
  - Actually, there's an old pagan tradition of coloring them from Slavic peoples.  knitter4democracy   Apr-14-09 05:32 PM   #63 
  - Because they just renamed other religions feast days.....  Marrah_G   Apr-10-09 11:00 AM   #17 
  - Because it is the "other white meat?"  hlthe2b   Apr-10-09 11:04 AM   #21 
  - lots of people have lamb  Kali   Apr-10-09 11:19 AM   #28 
  - I don't know about the ham, but isn't leavened bread the dafault option?  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-10-09 01:17 PM   #43 
  - Christianity is built on the premise that the Old Testament laws don't apply.  laconicsax   Apr-10-09 02:21 PM   #46 
  - Actual traditional Easter food here (no ham):  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-10-09 02:46 PM   #48 
  - They all should EAT CROW  The Sushi Bandit   Apr-10-09 08:01 PM   #55 
  - Last year I had beans and rice,  Why Syzygy   Apr-10-09 09:33 PM   #57 
  - The rules for not eating pork does not apply to Gentiles. n/t  Sanctified   Apr-11-09 01:17 PM   #58 
  - Your concern is noted.  Duke Newcombe   Apr-11-09 11:35 PM   #59 
  - I had fish and chips for lunch and am having pizza right now  davidinalameda   Apr-12-09 08:26 PM   #60 
  - Sounds good! nt  JerseygirlCT   Apr-12-09 08:27 PM   #61 
     - the pizza wasn't that good  davidinalameda   Apr-14-09 12:10 AM   #62 
  - Yes, because a faith that's 2000 years old isn't going to change or anything.  knitter4democracy   Apr-14-09 05:37 PM   #64 
 

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