Everyone knows that Jews and Muslims do not eat pork, but few people wondered why they opened.
Usually it comes down to the explanation that the pig is considered unclean animals. But in times when religion was in its infancy, the remaining stock was not much cleaner! And the people themselves often lived in terrible unsanitary conditions., reports Rus.Media.
Besides, other people are tolerant to the pigs, although these animals all over the world the same love to wallow in the mud. So what’s the problem?
It turned out that this ban even interested scientists. They say that every food taboos in religion is easily explained from the point of view of common sense. This is not some whim of fanatic believers, but the real measure of caution!
The fact is that the Jewish and Muslim religion originated in warmer climes, and pork — the meat spoils quickly. A little miss with the cooking, and you’ll have a hard poisoning or infection with parasites!
Besides, pigs are omnivores. They perfectly digest the stuff, until her own excrement. On the health of pigs is almost not affected, but their meat can accumulate dangerous toxins.
By the way, for the same reason Jews and Muslims do not eat meat predators and scavengers (e.g., crayfish and crabs). They are all carnivorous, so adopt toxins and parasites in other animals. And the meat of crustaceans may even contain putrid poison!
Pig meat is forbidden to eat it in order to protect their relatives. But people by nature are such that faith is always stronger than reason. How many people do not explain about the danger, he still misses it by ear and do my own.
Hand on heart, a lot of you made use of the lessons for the protection of life? Most drivers go unfastened, spit on the safe side! But each of us instinctively knocking on wood to not jinx it, or looking in the mirror after I had something to return.
In the end, the sages of the past thought that it is much easier and faster to give your loved ones that the pig is not a fiend, than to explain that the meat can be a health hazard. In the end, we also do not teach children the basics of electrodynamics, and just explain that you cannot poke fingers in the socket.
It is worth saying that in the old Testament also says that you can’t eat pig meat, but how many Christians adhere to this prohibition?
As you can see, the ban on eating pork is not a random whim. Many years ago, such laws have saved many lives!