"At a restaurant, you're not going to know [if the food is halal] unless you ask,"Hmmm, and what did Paul tell us?
25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience' sake; 26 for "the earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness." (1 Cor. 10)The point is, you shouldnt really care, even if it were sacrificed to idols (which its not).
Why are Christians so dumb?
I don’t think Christians are any dumber than other religions that won’t eat pig, seafood, mix certain foods, or who think cows are some kind of religious icon.
Dumb is in the eyes of the beholder.
Acts 15:29 (New International Version, ©2011)
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.
Seems to conflict with Paul, eh?
But not really.
Paul was talking about PERSONAL cleanliness and ability to talk to God -— diet being completley unimportant.
Acts, in contrast, was talking about being a stumbling block to weak brotherws who believe all roads lead to heaven by appearing to endorse a pagan religion like islam.
The posters here who are mocking the avoidance of halal meat are selfish, and not caring for the weaker brothers.
islam and other pagan religion must be rejected completely, down to their food.
1 Corinthians 10 28 But if someone says to you, This has been offered in sacrifice, then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience. 29 I am referring to the other persons conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom being judged by anothers conscience? 30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for? 31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 32 Be without offense toward the Jews, and toward the Gentiles, and toward the Church of God, 33 just as I also, in all things, please everyone, not seeking what is best for myself, but what is best for many others, so that they may be saved.Take particular note of verses 28 and 33. When you eat food which has been sacrificed to an idol, you commit a sin against your brother. That is the only moral failing one has from eating halal food, but it is a moral failing regardless. You may not slide into damnation yourself, but you cause your neighbor to. Also, take your anti-Christian bigotry elsewhere.