Did you know that pork is forbidden to be consumed by almost all religions in the world? Many people think that only Islam which prohibits its adherents to eat pork. However, if you refer to each of the scriptures of every religion, then you will find that almost every major religion in the world forbids its adherents to consume pork.
Here are the evidences which explains that all the great religions that exist in this world forbid eating pork:
The law forbids pork by Judaism has been recorded clearly in their holy book of Torah which explains that pigs are dirty animals, the flesh is not worth to eat, it is unlawful to eat its flesh, and if it becomes a carcass it is not allowed to touch it. In addition, the Torah also mentions that pigs are manure. This explanation has been written in the Torah of Leviticus: 11: 7-8.
In the Old Testament, there has been a ban on consuming pork, but many Christian adherents believe in the old testament, and new testament, that they combine. But the true pastors as religious leaders have been holding on to the old testament book that forbids eating pork.
Christianity and Judaism share common scripture, old testament, this forbidden is also recorded in Bible Leviticus: 11: 7-8.
“And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.” (Leviticus: 11: 7)
“Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.” (Leviticus: 11: 8)
In the religious scriptures of Confucianism has been written a ban on consuming pork and dog meat. This holy book has been around for 3,000 years ago and ancient Egyptians have known the dangers of consuming pork so they have forbidden this meat to eat. This is one proof of all religions forbid pork.
In the teachings of Hinduism, there is a ban on eating pork to all adherents as recorded in Manu-samhita 5.48-49, and manu-samhitta 5.51-52.
Islam is a religion that clearly forbids its adherents to touch, buy or sell and consume pork. The reason Islam forbids pork because it contains germs and bad attitude that cause various types of diseases and this prohibition has been described in the holy book of the Qur’an in detail.
“He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah. But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], there is no sin upon him. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (QS. Al-Baqarah: 173)
“Prohibited to you are dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah, and [those animals] killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a head-long fall or by the goring of horns, and those from which a wild animal has eaten, except what you [are able to] slaughter [before its death], and those which are sacrificed on stone altars, and [prohibited is] that you seek decision through divining arrows. That is grave disobedience. This day those who disbelieve have despaired of [defeating] your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me. This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion. But whoever is forced by severe hunger with no inclination to sin – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (QS. Al Maa’idah: 3)
“He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah. But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit] – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (QS. An Nahl: 115)
To this day, the most consistent following scriptural command is Islam and Judaism. The big question is; why so many religions prohibit its adherents to eat pork? What is the relation to health and science? Let’s check these explanations below.
- Pork is home to tapeworms
Eating pork has a risk of tapeworm infection (cysticercosis). Because pork contains the seeds of tapeworms and trachenea lolipia worms which able to move into the human body that consumes them.
- The pig’s urine sac is often leaking
Prof. A.V. Nalbandov mentions that the urine sac (vesica urinary) of pigs are often leaking, so the urine is seeping into the flesh.
- Pigs have no neck
Physically, pigs are unable to slaughtered. The reason is, pigs have no neck. In this case, Islam obliges on slaughtering animals on its neck.
- Pigs are the most voracious animals
Pigs will eat anything, including their own feces. Pigs are the world’s most voracious animals. Even if their food has run out, they will spew food in his stomach and eat it back in order to satisfy his greed.
- The filthiest animal pigs
If in front of the pig there is garbage, he will eat the garbage. Even the pigs also gobble up the dirt. In fact, his own feces will be eaten.
- Pigs accommodate many seeds of disease
In addition to tapeworms (Taenia solium), pigs also contain spiral worms (Trichinella spiralis), hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale), lungworms (Paragonimus pulmonaris), to cholera bacteria (Salmonella choleraesuis) and scabies virus.
- Human-like pig DNA
The discovery of pig DNA facts is most similar to humans, eating pigs can easily transmit bad behavior of pigs to humans. In addition to greed, the behavior of pigs ever observed by Muhammad Abduh found that pig has had no jealous character. When two male pigs and a female pig were put in the cage, the two pigs did not fight each other but instead helped each other to marry the pig.
- Pork is difficult to digest by humans
Although the texture of the meat is tender, it turns out pork is difficult to digest by human digestion. As a result, nutrients cannot be utilized by the body. This is because pork contains harmful fats.
- Swine is a carrier of the swine flu virus
In the body of pigs, AI virus that originally did not malignant mutated into H1N1 / H5N1 which is malignant and contagious to humans.
- Pork is the main cause of anal and colon cancer
The percentage of patients with anal cancer and colon cancer increases dramatically in countries where the population consumes pigs, especially in European countries, America, China, and India. While in Muslim countries, the percentage is very low.
- Causes of joint damage
According to Prof Abdul Basith Muh. Sayid; various pig-transmitted diseases such as veins hardening, increased blood pressure, chest pain (Angina pectoris), inflammation (pain) in the joints of the body.
- Increased cholesterol in the body
Dr. Murad Hoffman (German Doctor & Writer) writes that eating pigs infected with pig worms is not only harmful but also causes the increased of cholesterol in the body and slows down the process of protein decomposition in the body.
Plus, pork worms Resulting in colon cancer, skin irritation, eczema, and rheumatic as well as dangerous influenza viruses live and thrive in summer because of the medium (carried by) pigs.
So, how do you think, because religion and science must be related and have a linkage that cannot be separated from each other. For you who are accustomed to eating pork, will you stop eating it? It all depends on you, being a healthy person is better than being a sick person.
“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” (Albert Einstein)
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