God Hates Shrimp

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God Hates Shrimp. Well, at least he hates for people to eat shrimp. Personally, I’d say that means God likes shrimp just doesn’t think they should be part of a regular diet.

Well, didn’t. While I’m certain this is convincing for the kosher among us, I suspect most folks could come back with the old story in Acts, where Peter was given a dream. Then, those behind this campaign would argue didn’t that mean that God called all things he made good, and used this dream to call Peter to accept gentiles?

Well, yes, but later on after this the same folks who went to the gentiles and cast off the dietary laws still had harsh words to say about some types of behavior which meant that God allows some things but not everything, and what we have in our hearts isn’t necessarily because of what God put there… the whole point of the message to begin with.

Ethics are a complicated business it seems.

5 Responses to “God Hates Shrimp”

  1. MED Says:

    Personally, I say it’s high time that someone spoke out against this abomination! It’s disgusting how shrimps have become part of the so-called “mainstream” media — I can hardly turn on my television without watching someone pop a juicy shrimp into their mouth or dipping one of those little fried suckers into cocktail sauce! And all they show is the fun of eating shrimps, never the horrible side-effects, the thousands of people suffering horrible side-effects from shellfish allergies, swelling up and dying from shrimp-consumption! If we’re going to re-take American culture, I say we start by slapping anti-shrimp bumper stickers on our trucks and boycott stations that show Popeye’s commercials. We might even do some workshops on how to confront shrimp-eaters in our daily lives … firmly, but lovingly, of course.

  2. Paddy Says:

    For the sake of the American family.

  3. MED Says:

    Preach it, brother! Let us bring an end to the plague of shrimp upon this good land — shrimp and locusts are close biological relatives, you know … coincidence? I think not!

    On an almost entirely unrelated note, one of the main differences I found between Barth’s political theology and that of the National Association of Evangelicals is that the former regards the (local) church as the focal entity, but the latter puts the nuclear family into that position. It’s one of those things I don’t quite know what to do with other than look at it and say “huh,” but methinks it points to something fairly interesting and potentially insightful.

  4. Paddy Says:

    Well, Barth knows his Bible. That might be one difference.

    This is certainly interesting and I think points to some crucial point in the contemporary setting which would do well to be fixed. Hmm, worth mulling in fact.

  5. MED Says:

    Oo, harsh. But yeah, it made it merely into one long footnote, otherwise known as “what I would *really* like to talk about if this paper weren’t already 35 pages,” somewhere tucked in with the peculiar fact that apparently 65% of white evangelicals vote Republican but 84% of black evangelicals vote Democrat (… thus leading one major recent study on the issue to omit black evangelicals entirely.)