“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals” (Sir Winston Churchill)
Largely in keeping with one passage in Leviticus, in a rather ironic twist if I do say so myself, The Jews consider them ‘unclean’ (proving the adage persecution is normally a two-way street)
In ancient Greece, they were associated with dirt and evil spirits.
The eating of Pork is also forbidden in Islam.
In-fact the dietary prohibition of the Torah is pre-Israelite in origin, for abstinence from the meat of the pig was a widespread, religiously motivated custom that was historically well grounded amongst the Phoenicians, the Cypriots, the Syrians, the Arabs, and in fact among all Semitic peoples – long before Jesus and Mohammed made their alleged appearances.
The Seventh Day Adventists also see them as unclean & they weren’t founded till 1863.
Rastifarians, have been about less than a hundred years, and they’ve adopted this hatred as well.
I don’t know about you – but I’m rather partial to bacon, more so when encased in bread.
Let’s face it pork is yummy & modern slaughter, meat-storage etc, renders hygienic concerns to the history-books.
So why do billions of humans still consider Pigs to be ‘unclean’?
There is no other reason than that onerous thing called ‘ancient superstition’.
Here we are in the year 2009 and we have educated humans following ridiculous, almost comical, doctrines, like avoiding pigs.
Big, bad pigs, that will blow your house down.
And in a grand irony, the knuckle dragging chimps, want us the bipedal’s, to ‘respect’ their primitive superstitions.
The ungodly sons of the space-age, should turn a blind-eye to the backward cave-dwellers , in deference to their ‘howling to the moon’ superstitions.
Well stuff you lot.
I’m going to go to the kitchen right now & cook-up a lovely feed of bacon – just to piss you lot off.
A huge fry-pan of delicious, fatty, mouth-watering bacon – the smell of which would get even the most righteous Jew, Muslim etc salivating like Pavlov’s dog.
You losers don’t know what you are missing.