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People's Ethics and Beliefs about Food

Updated on June 14, 2015

The Future of your Food

As the society, consumption and production of food changes, so do our intake of controversial foods abound. When our forefathers grew what they ate, they knew beyond a doubt where their meal had been and was ok to eat. Now with the corporate farms, the high and mighty dollar and the will to make the very last penny as profit, any practice might be thought of as an easy money making scheme.

Back years ago, the market consisted of local produce, local meats and locally grown crops, but now, the consumable foods might come from countries apart, having very different thoughts of food preparation, handling, growing and consumption. What you may consume might just be totally different than what you thought, even deadly.

When the economy gets tight, the corporations will try to make more money and their money making mind might overrule their business ethics and morals.

What would you eat during a famine or monetary collapse? What did the Jews eat during the captivity during the Germany rule? They ate anything that they could to endure and to survive. The future of what you eat will determine if you will survive, have diseases, be healthy or die early. You have to make some serious decisions now.

Changing Times

Back in the 60's, the culture started changing to allow the invention and commercialism of grain as cereals, ground grains and grain products. This helped ease the burden of the ever increasing population and the feeding of nations. Now, the population of the World has grown to over 7 billion people and the increasing supply of needed food is putting a strain on the environment, society and the land.

New technologies, different patterns and advanced farming techniques are increasing the bounty of the harvest, but just one small mistake in the modified gene or altered plant could create havoc in the future crops. The earthquakes, the flooding, droughts, hurricanes and volcanoes all contribute to the continued bountiful harvests that the planet has become accustomed to put their faith.

The government, the corporate mindset and the lack of conscience of those in control put their thoughts into profit and how much increased profit they can achieve over last year's numbers. This comes back to the saying in the Bible that has to do with the love of money. It seems that when you put the love of money first, people and people's safety are not first anymore. How many fillers, how much tainted or cancerous meat will they put into the food that people consume? How much paper and chicken manure will they feed cows to fatten them before going off to slaughter? The morals and ethics of the people that run corporate industries are the same people that should have been taught morals, ethics and right from wrong while in childhood, but now, it is not attainable. It is now money and profit.

What actually do People believe about food ?

With all the religions, sects and different denominations of the Christian faith, people believe so differently that it is difficult to know that all these are even related to the beliefs of the Bible. So just what do Christians believe? The first of these beliefs will be concentrated in the Christian’s convictions concerning to food and for what they eat and drink.

Whether or not whether the Bible states laws concerning consumption of food and drink, Christians interpret the translations and literal conversions to mean what the person prefers to have it mean.

In the Old Testament, there were strict laws forbidding the consumption of certain meat and flesh, the preparation and that of food that was offered to idols. The New Testament basically says that any type of food and flesh may be consumed, but not offend the believers and non-believers. The Jews have strict laws concerning the consumption of swine and swine products. Some of the Christians are prohibited from drinking hot drinks, caffeine products, road kill and blood products.

Just how do Christians believe and why do they believe what they believe? Are the laws of consumption of food that are stated in the Old Testament still in effect for the Christians that are living today?


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Genetically Modified Foods

Now that the scientists have changed the DNA and RNA in food to combine different flesh to create a totally new organism and genetic makeup, are there any complications to the basic understanding to the religious beliefs of the Bible? If there has been a genetic cross between an animal and human genetic material, would it still be considered animal origination?

Scientist have now crossed and mutated the DNA and RNA of consumable crops, animals, bacteria and viruses. According to the Christian ethics and Biblical teachings, are there any references to consuming genetically modified flesh or food?

In Genesis, in the Bible, was the reason for the flood, genetic modification or DNA alteration? Did God destroy the Earth with water because people of that time altered the genetic makeup of animals, people and organisms? Will eating genetically altered DNA change the DNA of the future generations of people and animals or cause some unknown diseases to transpire and cause worldwide pandemics?


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Blood and Flesh

In Deuteronomy 12:22, it states that people may eat both clean and unclean flesh and in verse23, the blood cannot be eaten. In Deuteronomy 14:3-21 the Holy people are only allowed to eat certain animals, birds and fish. Each different type of species has a different type of DNA and RNA. According to Hebrews, the Christians are saved by “grace” and therefore “sins” are already forgiven for what the Christian may do. The belief goes hand in hand that Christians may eat or drink anything available, but not offend the other people, whether Christian or not. While other denominations have variations on these beliefs, the Old Testament and the New Testament contrast with the teachings of food, drink, vegetables, meat and flesh. One must ask why, if consumption of food at one time in history would be bad for the health of the body, would the health statistics of the nutritional value and the hazards of certain foods change from generation to generation?

All through the Old Testament, blood was sacred and was to be drained from an animal before consumption of the flesh. With the new world craving for each pound of meat making the most profit, blood is also profit. Blood is not wasted or thrown away anymore, but used in food and food by-products for animal and human consumption. The thirst for each cent to be made in the business mode, each part of the animal and animal by-products has to find a way to the consumer by way of the money exchange. What was once sacred has become the motivator for making more and more profit. Millions of dollars are pumped into research to find new ways of producing products from the once, non-usable, by products in the animal production.

Even the dead, diseased and unusable animal carcasses that have not been drained of the life-giving blood are also processed into usable products, including human and animal food. The rendering plant takes the carcasses, chews up the flesh and bones, blends, separates the oils from the flesh, bones and organs, then dries the rest.

Ok to eat a Dog ?

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Babies, Embryos and Fetuses

Some sects, races and tribes indulge in the culinary act of eating human flesh, babies and parts of the human body, otherwise called cannibalism. In the events of disasters, plane crashes, boat sinkings and food shortages result in survival techniques that involve eating anything available to stay alive, including other people.

People in China eat human embryos and babies as delicacies and for the thought of prolonging their lives. The people of the world crave veal, which are unborn calves up to about 6 months old, eggs and baby animals to supplement their diet.

Old Testament Teachings

So, what do people believe about their food intake? Are the teachings of the Old Testament still part of the law that the people should be following or can people eat anything without regard to the Old Testament? According to Leviticus 11:3, in the Old Testament, “whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat” shows that only certain animals are ok to eat. In Leviticus 11:9, “everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat” also shows that certain types of flesh from the waters are ok to eat. Those animals that are not on the list to eat includes the eagle, the vulture, osprey, the kite, the falcon, ostrich, the sea gull, rabbit, camel, rock badger, swine, weasel, gecko, crocodile, lizard, chameleon and the mouse.

It has been said that most of the teaching of food intake laws of the Old Testament had to do with heath concerns and preservation of life. Are our bodies in better condition today to ward off the same health concerns that put alarms in place during the Old Testament times? If God put these food laws in place during the Old Testament times, would God change from generation from generation to what would be good and evil?

Is it good health to eat Shellfish ?

So, What is a Health Conscience Person to Believe ?

In the Old Testament, there are strict rules and laws to govern what a Christian or Godly person is to eat, while the New Testament seems to give free will to eat or consume anything.

If you are a Christian, it may be ok in your heart to eat anything, offend someone that is watching you eat, harm your physical body or endanger your future generations. It seems that the Old Testament, in the Bible, gave guidelines to help people stay healthy and control diseases, while still keeping people's minds pure.

If you are a Christian or if you are not, what do you think of eating certain food, the health concerns and the future generations of people that might have after effects of the eating habits of today's people? What do you think of what the Old Testament and New Testament has to say about eating certain foods?

Goat Meat

Skinning and Preparing a Goat
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Meat offered to Idols

Do you think a Christian should eat meat offered to idols?

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Human Flesh

Do you think that it would be ok to eat human flesh ?

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Genetic Modification of Flesh

Do you think that it is ok for a Christian to Eat Genetically Modified Flesh?

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Crossbreed human-animal flesh

Rendering Plant

GMO and foods

Animal by Products


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      LAURENS WRIGHT 3 years ago

      As time goes on, people will continue to find new foods to eat and grow. Was the time of Noah the time of genetic mixing and DNA crossing? Are these foods that have been modified safe and ok to eat?

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      LAURENS WRIGHT 3 years ago

      As the community and the world grows larger, more greedy, dishonest and money-hungry, people will populate the world doing things that would be considered vile and inhuman. The profit of each corporation depends on getting all they can from what they have or can get. The population of the world is over 7 billion people and this takes a lot of food and ingenious ways of processing what goes on the table. What will happen in the future will depend on what people will eat, will allow and what are not considered sins or unhealthy.

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      So you have become God to judge who has pride and who are liars.

      Well some one who does not agree or respect scripture of God's word speaks for itself.

      Say as you wish ! But the truth reveals itself .

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      graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Those who expect respect are full of self pride. And I don't respect a lier.

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      So do not post to me in disrespect .

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      If that is your opinion and what you want to believe and say no one can stop you. I have given you scriptures if that is not good enough for you then nothing ever will . You do not accept Jesus words,you do not accept him or who he represents .

      King James Version Joh 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I

      Again that name comes up Jehovah!

      King James Version Re 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him a hundred fortyand four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.(Jehovah)

      You do not recognize how important to be recognized by that name.

      There no others that carry that name.

      That is a sure mark of truth.

      You have not proved anything but call people names. Jesus would be disappointed that you are not helping but you are stoning his words. In that you can not bring honor to God's name.

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      graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Kiss and tales- I will say this in such a way that you can not possibly twist my words or misunderstand what I'm saying. "YOU ARE A WASTE OF MY TIME AND YOU ARE A LIER."

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      So this work Jesus gave his followers to do was a waste? Would you say that to Jesus face.

      Well you have. Because this is his work.

      Acts 20:20 while I did not hold back from telling you any of the things that were profitable nor from teaching you publicly and from house to house.

      Reference Bible Lu 10:1 After these things the Lord designated seventy others and sent them forth by twos in advance of him into every city and place to which he himself was going to come.

      Ac 5:42 And every day in the temple and from house to house they continued without letup teaching and declaring the good news about the Christ, Jesus.

      King James Version Mr 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

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      graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      What a waste of time.

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      The meaning King James uses is Doctrine. According to his English dialect . But Doctrine means teaching.

      Notice other translations use teaching not doctrine


      Byington Joh 7:16 So Jesus replied to them “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me;

      American Standard Version Joh 7:16 Jesus therefore answered them and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.

      Reference Bible Joh 7:16 Jesus, in turn, answered them and said: “What I teach is not mine, but belongs to him that sent me.

      True we are the ones known that are doing this preaching work door to door ,the way Jesus did .worldwide.

      We are these people.

      Reference Bible Ac 15:14 Symʹe·on has related thoroughly how God for the first time turned his attention to the nations to take out of them a people for his name.

      That name is Jehovah !

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      graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Kiss and tales- Oh really, you rely on Jesus words to the letter. You say there is no doctrine, only the doctrine of men. Is that so. O.K. lets try this one. In John 7: 16-17 (NKJV) which states: 16 Jesus answered them and said; " My DOCTRINE is not mine, but HIS who sent me. 17 If anyone wills to do HIS will, he shall know concerning the DOCTRINE, whether it is from God or whether I speak on my own authority."

      Now try real hard not to take these verses I just quoted out of context. Do you think you can manage that.

      According to the above verses I just quoted these were Jesus words that you claim you follow to the letter. Hummmm.

      Guess what, our Father in heaven has a DOCTRINE. The doctrine Jesus taught was the WILL of the Father, which is to spread the gospel of the Kingdom of God.

      But according to you there is no doctrine. Hummmmmm

      The JW say there's no doctrine, which IS THEIR doctrine. Hummmm

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      No there is no doctrines Doctrins are made by men, we rely on Jesus words to the letter.

      Notice what Jesus says about the subject.

      New World Translation Mt 15:9 It is in vain that they keep worshipping me, for they teach commands of men as doctrines.’”

      King James Version Mt 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teachingfor doctrines the commandments of men.

      We do not rely on Doctrins of men as Jesus teaches.

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      graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Kiss and tales - Are you saying or suggesting that JW don't have doctrine. You can't be that stupid.

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      So graceinus again you spew untruths. Again you are misinforming people of untruth. As long as I have been on HP I have never lied nor lied in general to no one. So you really are insulting. Next you use words like doctrines we have no doctrines. We strictly get direction from Jesus.

      Next you have people thinking we have pastors we have none.

      Next you talk about a scripture you do not even understand.

      What does it clearly say.

      King James Version Re 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

      Now you are saying this is not true. You are the liar.

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      graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Kiss and tales- Do you have selective reading or something. You are put words in mouth. I said; "their belief system is concidered a cult group by some." Did I use the word "I" in there somewhere. Then I said; "It's the same garbage. You need better reading skills.

      If I thought for a momment the JW were God's true witnesses then I would NOT have a problem with there doctrine. But when you take into account that all their doctrine is garbage then it's not possible for them to be true witnesses.

      I was studying God's word long before the first time JW showed up at my front door. And believe me I did not need nor want their lying or false doctrine help. I continue daily to study God's words as I have been doing so for over 40 years.

      One of the false doctrines by the JW is the belief that ALL of the 144,000 are made up of ONLY selected individuals who are JW. That doctrine in itself is a bald face lie. In Revelation 7: 4-8, it reveals who the real 144,000 are. And that is just one example of the false doctrine JW teach with regards to the 144,000. This is the kind of garbage the JW teach.

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      Again how can you tell people what they believe in when they are no part of it you are not and I am related to it.

      Your opinion it is a church, it is not a church ! because if that was the case it would be called a church.

      Next out of your misundetanding you label them as occult again misinformed. An accult is a secret society if that was the case we would not be talking now.

      jworg is there for the whole world to look and see for themselves no secret about that. And how many times have they knocked on your door to encourage bible reading and bring good news that must be preached before the end comes.

      They come to bring the message Jesus told us to bring you.

      Yes Jesus came to your door by messenger ! Did you welcome him !

      Instead of stoning the bible and it's messages are you listening to Jesus!

      King James Version Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I amhe: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

      We are these people.

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      graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Kiss and tales- True worship is in spirit and in truth. If you were part of the ekklesia you would know that. But is's evident you don't.

      I hope you will seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things will be added to you as Matthew 6:33 states.

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      graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Kiss and tales- You're right most JW's call their church (building) a Kingdom Hall which still amounts to a church and their belief system is concidered a cult group by some. It's the same garbage.

      I have no "religion" or church.

      Most of what you quote from "scripture" is out of context which JW are good for that.

      If I do have misunderstandings I don't "blame" others for it.

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      First Graceinus that shows what you know they are not a church. I should know about something you are not.

      Why are you bringing their name up when I have not . Stop blaming others for your lack of understanding. I do not bring your religions name in the post.

      I bring you scripture that is not debatable but truth.

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      graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Kiss and tales- You're so into the JW church and belief that you missed the point I was making in my comment. That's how churches blind people.

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      Very true Graceinus ! He had many animals by pairs male and female to restock the land. Then he also had animals as gift offerings .

      And notice again his instructions was just as he had told Adam and Eve

      Ge 1:28 Further, God blessed them, and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving on the earth.”

      Gen 9:1 God went on to bless Noah and his sons and to say to them: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth.

      God has not changed. His purpose will be carried out for man to live on this earth in a paradise condition.

      Now his means have arrived carried out exchange.

      Now we have a future.

      We will certainly be bless , be fruitful and fill the earth in peace even the animals will not fear man in the close future.

      Reference Bible Isa 11:6 And the wolf will actually reside for a while with the male lamb, and with the kid the leopard itself will lie down, and the calf and the maned young lion and the well-fed animal all together; and a mere little boy will be leader over them.

      Reference Bible Isa 11:7 And the cow and the bear themselves will feed; together their young ones will lie down. And even the lion will eat straw just like the bull.

      Reference Bible Isa 11:8 And the sucking child will certainly play upon the hole of the cobra; and upon the light aperture of a poisonous snake will a weaned child actually put his own hand.

      Why this will happen? Reference Bible Isa 11:9 They will not do any harm or cause any ruin in all my holy mountain; because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah as the waters are covering the very sea.

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      graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      It seems some have forgotten what God said to Noah and to Noah's sons in Genesis 9 :3-4 which states: EVERY MOVING THING that LIVES shall be FOOD FOR YOU. And I have given you ALL THINGS, even as the green herbs. but you shall not eat flesh with it life, that is its blood."

      Everyone always seems to miss these above verses as though they don't exist. Based on these verses we may eat anything we want except blood. And if "GOD" said it in Genesis 9:3 then that settles it. And what is odd is Noah did have clean and unclean animals and birds, mentioned in Genesis 7:2-3, on the ark that he released. How come no one ever mentions this. Hummmmmm

      Much latter in time God did imposed restrictions on the children of Israel only, but there was no restriction on the rest of mankind on what they can and can not eat, then or now .

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      What did God mean for humans to eat right from the start in the Garden of Eden Fruits and vegetables.even animals ate vegetables and fruit.

      Meat was allowed after the flood.

      And animals were allowed to run in fear of man.

      All these things are showing how far we have gotten away from the real purpose of God

      A paradise earth for man and animals.

      That is what caused the flood of judgment

      Because of the badness , violence, unatralness of this planet.

      Again as you can see man has cross the line of decency and morals.

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      stella vadakin 3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi an interesting and very sick hub. The crossbreed human animal flesh is unbelievable and just plain weird. What has happened?

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      Kiss andTales 3 years ago

      Very interesting and a good subject to think about.

      So I know the answer is always found in God's word the bible .

      Reference Bible Ac 10:13 And a voice came to him: “Rise, Peter, slaughter and eat!”

      Reference Bible Ac 10:15 And the voice [spoke] again to him, the second time: “You stop calling defiled the things God has cleansed.”

      Christians are not under the restriction of the Law as to clean and unclean foods. ... (Ac 15:19, 20, 28, 29)

      What Peter vision was that the mosaic laws had upgraded or had been replace with a better a law .because Jesus had arrived and fulfilled prophesy of his arrival.

      That is why circumcision was no longer required. If you were a believer or a Christain.

      What was a requirement and concern was listed here.

      Acts 15:28For the holy spirit and we ourselves have favored adding no further burden to you except these necessary things: 29 to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you carefully keep yourselves from these things, you will prosper. Good health to you!”

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      How very interesting and gross at the same time! You think nothing can shock you and then it does! Wow; what is this world coming to? Thank you for all this research to open our eyes! Up and shared.