Questions related to food and dietary restrictions in the Bible and Christian context

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Are there any specific food / slaughter / butchery / preparation rites in Christianity?

I noticed on islam.SE, Ansari here refers to "Christian practices during the slaughter", which made me raise an eyebrow - as an ex-Christian, I can't remember anything of this form coming up (I was ...
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What is the origin of holding hands when praying around a circle before a meal?

My impression is that, among many Christians, people around a table saying a prayer thanking Jesus for a meal hold hands with one another. What is the origin of this practice, and are there any ...
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Ruling on eating pork in Christianity as per Bible? [closed]

I am very new to Christanity and so kindly bear with me if my question appears novice. I want to know what is the ruling on eating pork in Christianity as per Bible?
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Do the dietary prohibitions in Acts 15:20 apply to Christians today?

An answer to this question references Acts 15:20, which says -- (19) Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God, (20) but should write to them to ...
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What does the Bible say about vegetarian diets? [closed]

Is there any verse in Bible that says something about being a vegetarian or non-vegetarian? I know God set human beings above the other creatures, but what does it say about whether we can kill them?
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Why do Roman Catholics consider eating fish on Friday a good work?

Please forgive me if there are caveats or circumstances to this idea that I am not aware of.
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Why do LDS members (Mormons) maintain a long-term supply of food?

I understand that LDS members are encouraged to build and maintain a long-term supply of food and other essentials. From where did this teaching originate and what is the reasoning behind this ...
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Eating of which non-fish animals does not go against the dietery law of the Roman Catholic Church?

During lent a Roman Catholic may not consume meat other than that of a fish. However, there are some non-fish animals that have been considered okay to consume during that time, like beaver for ...
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What is the origin of the Church potluck?

When I was being ordained in the Baptist Church, I was asked to write out a statement of faith. The point was to outline one's theology, but many of you know me well enough to know by now that I ...
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Will we be able to eat anything in Heaven? [closed]

Eating meat and potatoes for lunch after missing breakfast, I was thanking God for such delicious foods. Then I came up with a question; will we be able to eat in Heaven? I love eating, and I wouldn't ...
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What exactly is manna?

In the Bible account of Exodus, God gives the Jews a type of bread called "Manna". What exactly is manna? What is in it? Do Jews or Christians still eat it today? If so, do they eat it at certain ...
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What is the significance of what Jesus ate after his resurrection?

Is anyone aware of any special symbolic significance of Jesus eating specifically fish and honeycomb while showing his disciples he was not "a spirit", when he appeared to (and somewhat scared) them ...
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What is the Catholic point of view towards animals?

The Bible says in Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. Nowadays it is consider politically incorrect to ...
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Verse that says we should spend much or most of our money on food? [closed]

I remember reading a verse that said something to the effect of it being good to spend much or most of our money on food. What is that verse?
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What churches eat undercooked meat?

I read about the Council at Jerusalem (the first council despite Council of Nicaea): "It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following ...
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What is “manna” in the Old Testament? [duplicate]

What is the manna of the Old Testament, which was food for the Israelites while in the desert? What kind of food was it?
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Are we now allowed to eat pork under the New Testament? [on hold]

People always say that the New Testament overrules the Old. That when Jesus died for our sins, we were then free to eat whatever we want. Is this true?
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Is pork ok to eat? [closed]

When the Lord let down from the heavens the blanket showing all the foods we could eat, pork was among them but I know that a few faiths still believe it is a sin to eat this unclean food. I don't ...
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Christianity and eating pork or other restrictions from Leviticus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is ignoring clear Biblical instructions in Leviticus justified? I am a non-Christian, however I have wondered why Christians are not restricted by the Jewish dietary ...