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46. Christianity is built on the premise that the Old Testament laws don't apply.
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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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