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what are the connections between food and religion?
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The religion and food contains great connections,
as religion tells us what to eat and what not to eat
what is benficial for us and what is not beneficial for us
let me take few examples from Islamic religion,
1. In point of view of Islam, some animals are not allowed to use as food , such as PIG, Dog, Monkey etc, as they are not well for health too
these animals have bad traits in them whenever we start eating them we also grow such traits in ourselves.
Pig is lusty animal , we get this trait of lust from them.
Dog is such kind of animal which dnt care about family member and he can use his mother to creates childs, in some countries where this animal is used to eat you can observe easily such sort of habits
2 . Islam dnt allow us to drink water while we are standing . this has a scienctific logic , as drinking water goes to wrong way if we drink while we are standing.
3. Islam says , Fold ur left foot back and sit on that and kept right knee up , and this is best way to eat some thing , this prevent some diseases such as , Appendix, its scientific logic.
Posted by ahmad1989 on September 17, 2013 at 7:29 PM (Answer #1)
Various religions have certain food-related laws that are meant to be followed based on several factors: cleanliness, association, fasting, etc.
For example, Catholics are not supposed to eat meat on Fridays as a way to offer a small sacrifice. Jews are not to eat shellfish or pork based on the idea that they are unclean animals, and they are also not supposed to eat dairy with meat because birth (milk) and death (meat) should not enter the body together. Buddhists are generally vegetarian because they believe that to take part in the suffering of any sentient being will create bad karma.
Fasting holidays such as the Baha'i moth of Ala, the Hindu day of Ekadasi, the Muslim month of Ramadan, the Chauvihar Upwas of Jainism, and the Jewish day of Yom Kippur are considered holy days of meditation and prayer which require fasting of food and water.
Posted by hermy27 on November 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM (Answer #2)
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