do copts eat pig in egypt ?

edited December 1969 in Faith Issues
I read on the news that egypt is slaughtering a lot of pigs .The news also said that pigs in egypt are consumed by christian minorities in egypt so just out of curiosity can any one tell me if copts eat pig in egypt ?
thankyou

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  • yes, Copts everywhere eat pigs.... we are allowed to eat any food we want (except when Fasting etc....) we do not believe in the "unclean" animals
  • I think God forbid certain foods in old testament due to the harmful effect on humans. The interpretation that Jesus allowed everything is wrong .Jesus Gave us the freedom to choose even the harmful food but remember that Jesus himself followed the old jewish customs ,he did not changed it but he added on it.
    So God did not contradict himself but he explained why not to eat it nor he command you to it.
    So it is your choice but there is a warning in the old testament against eating harmful foods or drinks or smoking.
  • [quote author=mohebo link=topic=7899.msg102577#msg102577 date=1241586356]
    I think God forbid certain foods in old testament due to the harmful effect on humans. The interpretation that Jesus allowed everything is wrong .Jesus Gave us the freedom to choose even the harmful food but remember that Jesus himself followed the old jewish customs ,he did not changed it but he added on it.
    So God did not contradict himself but he explained why not to eat it nor he command you to it.
    So it is your choice but there is a warning in the old testament against eating harmful foods or drinks or smoking.


    i don't see how pigs are harmful?!
    they were "considered" unclean in nature but not really "harmful."
  • [glow=red,2,300]In the Name of the Father+ and of the Son+ and of the Holy Spirit+, the One True God. Amen.[/glow]

    Al Masih Kam!

    At least two issues relate to the animals: the nature of animals and eating only clean animals. The nature of all animals is good in itself because the Creator is good.He did not create anything evil in itself. This also applies to man, whose nature is good in itself. As Genesis 1:31 says: "Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day."

    The Lawgiver said that foods going into the stomach cannot defile a man; rather, the evil proceeding from his heart defiles him (Mark 7:15-23). He said this when the Law of Moses was still in effect. Why then did He declare  through Moses that certain animals were clean and others were unclean, and only the clean ones were to be eaten? Whatever various answers may be given, one seems to stand out as especially important: the eating of clean animals forecasts the cleansing of both Jews and Gentiles in baptism to form them into one body, the Church. St. Peter's vision in Acts 10:9-16 indicates the inclusion of Gentiles into the Church through Baptism:

        "9 The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance 11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 13 And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
    14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”
    15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” 16 This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again."

                            -The Orthodox Study Bible, Leviticus 11:2-4,47 Commentary, Page 132.


    Amen.
  • Plus the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15 states:


      "19 Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God, 20 but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality,from things strangled, and from blood."

      The declaration is then repeated again:

      " 29 that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well."

      Doesn't mention pork is off limits.
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