Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Is It A Sin To Serve Halal Blessed Turkeys To Your Guests At Thanksgiving? Thiel Says It Might Be...

The silliness that occupies the minds of so many entrenched in Armstrongism seems to get worse every year.  Thiel is reporting that he got asked a question about halal slaughtered turkeys that have a prayer said over them as they are slaughtered. 

The enlightened prophet says:

A while back, a reader sent me a link to the following item from 2011 that was somewhat true then:
America’s favorite meal may be secretly dedicated to Allah
Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America’s most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company’s whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic “halal” standards…Multiple phone representatives at Butterball confirmed the turkeys are slaughtered according to halal standards, and one named Tracy (she declined to give her last name) further confirmed the words of Islamic dedication are spoken over the birds. Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols? http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=370177#ixzz1eRWF91z4
But then there was a change in 2012:
Butterball’s Thanksgiving turkeys won’t be served with a side dish of Islamic dogma this year.
The company has announced that its turkeys are not slaughtered according to Islam’s halal dietary principles, which say that animals should be killed while conscious and amid the sound of Islamic prayers.
The theological turkey turnabout came after an online protest on the topic last year threatened to sour the public’s taste for Butterball-branded products. http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/21/butterball-disavows-islamic-turkeys/#ixzz2jb9crgyn
Perhaps I should add that the first article also states that Butterball was not the only company that has allowed Islamic prayers over turkeys (there also may be Islamic prayers over other slaughtered animals as well).  It should be understood that Jewish rabbis also provide their approval/blessing on various ‘kosher’ foods and ‘halal’ is somewhat of an equivalent in the Islamic world.

Thiel ends with this:

The reason I said basically, as can be seen, is that if this somewhat would offend an acquaintance, then one should not eat such meat in a manner that would make him/her stumble. Otherwise, eating meat that in other ways is proper to eat is fine.


RSK said...

I cant believe this actually mattered to anyone.

Anonymous said...

When you buy halal meat some of the money goes to a mosque, and some of that usually goes to terrorists (or freedom fighters, depending on your point of view).

Corky said...

Everything is a sin that isn't a sin, right? And, everything that isn't a sin is a sin if Thiel says so...simple. All you have to do as an Armstrongite is keep up with the rule changes and send in a pile or two of that money you have accumulated ...slave!

Anonymous said...

Psh. Terror groups have much better ways of garnering income than thru halal practices. Put your Internet chain emails away.

Byker Bob said...

This gives those who are programmed to spend hours doing their weekly shopping reading all of the labels one more thing to look for. Remember doing exactly that every time you went to the grocery store?

Seriously, I think Paul covered this in his discourses on meat in the market places which had been sacrificed to pagan gentile gods. In fact, though, the Moslems have quality standards inherent in their halal, so from a purely scientific point of view, you are probably getting better meat. Personally, I'd probably go for a Kosher turkey myself, or one from an organic, non-factory farm, but that is just me.

Once again, we need to remind some folks that not all Moslems are terrorists, or supporting the terrorists. Many who come to our country are Christians who were persecuted in their own nations, and came here for a better, safer life with their families.


Black Ops Mikey said...

Does the FDA require labelling?