Does what we eat matter


SARS and MERS had their victims and now they face Corona that has killed more than expected. They say this new virus has come from bats. A video clip is on some social media showing a Chinese lady getting ready to eat a small bat on her plate. They love steamed bats. Wuhan wildlife market was closed down after several employees reported sick. They had caught viral pneumonia. A new trend is demanding a global ban on wild life sale and consumption. Farm raised and wild animals are sold at wet markets. The virus may have come to man from somewhere but now it is spreading from man to man.

Hardly someone dies of starvation. Social media show those who with no food resort to eat mud and tree bark. They somehow survive overcoming hunger. Hunger itself is not a threat to kill people but millions die sooner or later eating wrong food. Created man lacked nothing in a beautiful garden for a sumptuous vegetarian meal. He and his wife thrived on their picks from the garden. Natural food lengthened their lifespan. Years went by and a great flood came. Survivors gradually learned to kill and eat. Killing went on freely and they didn't care about what they ate. God who asked them to eat plant based food had to intervene. He showed them what animals, birds and fish are good for human consumption.

He particularly proclaimed the clean and unclean land animals by their names.

Clean animals ought to have divided hooves and also they should chew the cud. There He mentioned some animals specially as these:" the camel, though it chews the cud, does not have hooves - it is unclean for you.......the hare, though it chews the cud, does not have hooves - lt ls unclean for you; the pig, though it has divided hooves, does not chew the cud, lt is unclean for you. Do not eat any of their meat or touch their carcasses- they are unclean for you.

Clean and unclean aquatic animals- "This is what you may eat from all that is in the water : You may eat everything in the water that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or streams. But these are to be detestable to you: everything that does not have fins and scales in the seas or streams, among all the swarming things and other living creatures in the water. They are to remain detestable to you; you must not eat any of their meat, and you must detest their carcasses. Everything in the water that does not have fins and scales will be detestable to you."

Unclean birds- You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable: the eagle, vulture, kite, falcon, raven, ostrich, owl, gull, hawk, osprey, stork, heron, bat. Some insects that people may eat also have been mentioned such as: locust, katydid, cricket and grasshoppers- (Leviticus 11). This is the third book of the Bible. Christians except Catholics, take these warnings very seriously and their enduring longevity proves it. 

Generally people tend to think Muslims have an issue with pork but the Christians who detest pork and all other unclean meats go into millions too. There are vegetarian shops and restaurants that attract sensible customers. Animals are not ours to eat their flesh or wear their fur. There are plenty of vegetarians in western countries who abstain even from animal products such as milk, cheese and eggs. Those that live on vegan meals live healthy lives with a clean and free heart.  Those who eat the flesh of unclean animals have no place in God's kingdom. 

Chinese markets find fewer customers these days. General public look at the Chinese people with some apprehension. In Wuhan, the number of meat market customers has gone down. Some believe snake flesh is to be blamed for the killer virus but others point finger at several other things including the American Govt., Wise men don't blame anything or anyone but take good precaution about what they eat. Creator God knows what we should eat for our good health and that's why many have chosen the original diet of man - a vegetarian meal. 

Chinese greed for wildlife - bush meat has no end. They consume the creepy things that we escape from. Millions of dogs and cats are eaten by them along with rats and mice. Street markets of Cambodia, Vietnam … are selling creatures that we don't dare to eat. Human choice of food has gone down to very low levels that even some worms are relished with delight. A foreign newspaper says "Dirty Chinese eating habits are responsible for killer viruses in Wuhan, China." Images of Chinese people or other Asians eating insects, snakes or mice frequently circulate in social media. For them it is normal dinner but for us it is nothing short of disgusting.

There are more Christians than Catholics in the world. It is clear why Christians don't eat pork, crabs, shrimps, other creatures that live in the water. We can't challenge God. He has clearly instructed humans about what they should eat in case they want to eat flesh. Palau video instructs Americans and Europeans about unhealthy eating habits of Asians. New York Daily Tribune reported in 1854 that Chinese people were uncivilised, unclean and filthy beyond conception. Westerners' thinking about China more or less the same today. Wet markets in China sell wild life for food and medicine. Americans believe that the sea food markets could be breeding all kinds of virus.

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