I've never been tempted to try them and this actually used to give me a sense of pride as I would always look around at all the people getting drunk in my country and how they would do shameful things like urinate and defecate in public, pick a fight with someone for no reason, vomit on themselves, cheat on their partner, etc. And the bacon part I also liked because I always thought of pigs as being filthy creatures whose meat is unhealthy, though I'm not sure if that's just myth.
But the way people talk about alcohol and bacon is as if they're some of the best things in this world. So I was wondering if at any time I should at least try them. I do have a mental illness though and have been told that alcohol could give me a relapse so if I do try it I should tread carefully. What do you guys think?
- I should only try bacon
- I should only try alcohol
- I should try both
- I should try neither
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I can't speak to the religious beliefs, of any religion, but I have a science degree, and have made it something of a hobby, maybe, reading about 'ethnobiology' (herbal treatments for illness) and the religious basis for some issues with certain foods, or avoiding eating some things.
A thousand years ago, when some of those religious texts were written, there were issues with eating certain things, and they made then 'unholy' to protect the people from eating them and getting sick, maybe killing them.
Now, with the Food Laws, and regulations, those issues are no longer a problem. Some choose to keep to the 'WORD' of their religious way, and I respect that choice, following the 'WAY' of the Religion!!
Others, and I know MANY Muslems, that drink, and love bacon!! It is their choice, and I do not think less of them, choosing, and some are VERY RELIGIOUS, and PRAY, at the times, and respect the Prophet, but they choose to interpret some of the dietary things, differently.
For each person, I think it must be a PERSONAL CHOICE! YOU interpret the 'TEACHINGS' and the 'RELIGION' and CHOOSE, how it fits, in your life!!!
I have Devout Muslem friends, that only eat Halal meat, or vegetarian, or sometimes we go to some Halal Deli, and I always feel welcome, there, respecting their ways!
I also have some Jewish friends, that keep Kosher! Same thing.
I just recently met a guy from India, Hindu, and he has OTHER food things!!
I feel like I am becoming a food chameleon, just going along with any of the friends, and what they like!! I am actually pleasantly surprised that I like some things that they like, that I never imagined!!