Why God Commanded Us to Eat Kosher Food and Avoid Eating Unclean
Unclean animals, as
categorized in the
Bible, are usually scavengers. Even if they are not
scavengers, they are all somehow helpful to nature. They eat
garbage, dead animals, toxic wastes, and things considered to be
unclean. These make them unsuitable for human consumption.
They are very helpful in cleaning the earth from wastes, weak
animals (to promote stronger breeds), and toxins.
The reasons why we should
not eat them are: First, they are not good for us. God did not
create them for human consumption. They are much more tamasic
than kosher foods, even kosher meat. Second, by eating them we
take the animals that are created to clean/help the earth away from
their duty, and accelerate polluting/destroying the earth. It
is like firing the garbage collectors and cleaning crew in a city
and expecting a clean city. It will not work. The
garbage (toxins, pollution, etc.) will pile up in that city, and
disease and death will follow. Destroying these animals will
have the same effect.
Therefore, even if you do not eat unclean
animals because they are not good for you, you should not eat
them because they are good for the earth. Those who want
an unpolluted earth should realize this and help the process by
following a kosher diet. They should also make others
aware of these facts and encourage them to follow this advice.
Although kosher animals might eat toxic materials and become
toxic, they will never become as toxic as unclean animals that
eat mostly garbage/toxins.
We should stop polluting
the earth as much as we can. We also should give nature a
fighting chance to eradicate any pollutions/waste we make.
Polluting the earth and taking the animals that clean it out of
circulation is an act of double jeopardy. We surely will
destroy the earth and ourselves at an accelerated rate if we
continue this course!
The clean animals, on the
other hand, are made to be eaten. They help very little in
cleaning/healing the earth. Even in this regard we should eat
meat much less than other food categories (vegetables, grains, etc.)
that God has created for us.
When God Commands humans
to do something, it is good for them and the universe.
However, now (in the age to come), the human should understand the
reason behind these Commandments. It is then that they will
follow them because they realize it is good (God) for them and their
lives. They will then Praise the Praiseworthy (God) for His
Wisdom and Creation.
There is always a good
(God) reason behind His requests/Commandments.
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