For Heaven's Sake by Mike Morgan

For Heaven's Sake

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    Hal Lindsey?

  2. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 2 years ago

    I’m afraid I can’t do that, Dave…

  3. runar

    runar said, over 2 years ago

    Questions like “Why does god hate shrimp?”

  4. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, over 2 years ago

    High cholesterol, run. He does seem to not like bottom feeders in general, though.

  5. runar

    runar said, over 2 years ago

    @freeholder1

    That makes it rather ironic that so many bottom feeders think he does love them.

  6. bmonk

    bmonk said, over 2 years ago

    Say rather that the Hebrews were a desert tribe—what did they know about seafood?

    +++++

    On the other hand, when was the last time any of you ate a locust or grasshopper?

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    re: runar,
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    Most of the dietary restrictions of the Mosaic law appear to be intended to set the Israelis apart as a people. Some modern church types have tried to argue unsuccessfully that the diet is for health, but it doesn’t work, even in the context of the past.

    For example, the common method of cooking pork in Bible times, boiling it, would have killed off any parasites it might be carrying. Lard is ~65% monounsaturated oil and about 5% polyunsaturated, which is why the call it “the other white meat.”

    Shrimp is high in Omega 3 fatty acids.

    One restriction that does make sense is to not eat puffers, but Japan is one of the very few nations that ever eats them, with most ancient peoples avoiding them because of puffer’s tetrodotoxin.

  8. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 2 years ago

    @HectorPriam

    One of my ancestors ran a freight route between Utah and California way back when. Being religiously observant, he’d always stop what he was doing one day a week, let his mules loose from the wagon, and read his scriptures. His fellow mule-skinners used to mock him over this, because they’d be running seven days a week.
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    You see, once he was done reading the scriptures for the day, he’d go out, inspect his mules, inspect his cart, inspect his cargo, and inspect his equipment. If anything was found to be wrong, he’d improvise repairs right on the spot.
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    Because he took one day a week to let himself rest and then make repairs, he actually ran more efficiently than his fellow mule-skinners who ran all seven days a week. What time he lost due to reading the scriptures he more than made up for due to his not losing anywheres near as much time to illness or equipment failure.

  9. delaterra

    delaterra said, over 2 years ago

    Impressive testimony, Darren.

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