Pls read Acts 15:28 and Leviticus 17:10-12. If you have your Bible at home.. Would you still eat blood or "dinuguan?"
Of course I have a Bible at home. My Bible is well kept, clean of dust and put up nicely in my shelf. It's one of my so-called valued possessions like any other of my mythology books. Before I would answer that hanging question of still wanting to eat blood, I would like to point out that I am fond of eating blood, internal organs (even brains, yes), exotic dishes, raw and half cooked stuff simply because they taste good (at least for me). That is also safe to say the Dinuguan is one of my favorite Filipino dish.
Now, to explain what the heck a Dinuguan is, Dinuguan, for all Filipinos are aware of, is a kind of Filipino dish on which, pork blood is cooked with some pork meat and chili and made into stew. For more info, read this and don't ask me for a recipe.
Going back to the topic at hand, let me post what the King James Bible has to say with the verses left for me.
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
Given that first statement, I couldn't even sleep properly thinking about what relation does it have to do with "blood." So in conclusion, I still do not get why that statement.
10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.
11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
12 Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.
That said, I would accept that his reasoning for not eating blood is because, God says so. Therefore, as an obedient child, one must heed his fathers words. Although, if you would read the later verses 13-15, you would have a clear explanation of why the Bible says so. I guess it's a form of respect to every living being not to eat their blood. For according the Bible, eating a blood of no matter what being it is, it would mean that you are cutting off of his life because his life/soul lies within it's blood.
Thus, I concluded, on this day forth, I would continue to eat blood, in respect to all beings of the Earth. This would mean that I am cutting their life/soul and they will suffer no more for the sake of this eternally damned world. And such is my way of kindness.
You see, the moment you were born is this world, the moment your first cry was heard, is that very moment that you are bound to invisible chains that binds you to this world - chains that binds you to sin, suffering and misery. Even if you reach your death, you would still be kept bounded to this world. And if what the Bible said was true, I would gladly eat your blood. For in that moment, a mere me, a sinful me, could at least free you of those chains.
I wouldn't care less if God's children couldn't see my empathy on this, but as an Atheist, I love other things more than I love God.
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Err.. I just received a text message from Gabby saying that he's given me a wrong verse. XD Here's the right one.
29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.
How would you know if the food served to you was from a strangled animal? Define "sexual immorality." How would you know if something is sexually immoral and not? Does that include S+M? "You will do well to avoid such things" would be a good advice, though. :)