Preface: I also find pork distasteful and I understand why God forbade eating it, but this answer will explain why the law does not apply to non-Israelites.
Deuteronomy 5:1 is the beginning of the speech that Deut 14:8 is a part of:
And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today,...
Because the rule you mention was not given to the Christians.
There was no such people as Christians at the time. Christ had not yet come, by a matter of several thousand years! The law mentioned in Deuteronomy was given to the Israelites. Since many Christians now are not Israelites, they are not obligated to keep these laws, and indeed are especially ...
You probably want to read the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. It explains the general context that this specific matter falls into, and I think it is right up your alley in this matter.
This is essentially what is communicated by that book regarding your question:
The Bible is made up of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The point of the Bible ...
Some of us Christians believe the Old Testament rules were for our own good. As new creatures in Christ we are not under the Law. Eating pork is not a sin. It is however much like eating shellfish foolish.
Note that despite how the sub-headings might make it appear, this answer is directly opposite to most of the other answers.
Many Christians do abstain from pork and other unclean meat.
Seventh Day Adventists are perhaps the most famous, but they are far from alone in this belief.
There is plentiful literature on the subject, such as What Does the Bible ...
Because most Christians are Gentiles (non-Jews).
A lot of people want to make the Mosaic Law an all-or-nothing proposition. That was the view of some of the early Jewish Christians, who demanded that Christians all become Jews first. This group is more commonly known as Judaizers
Judaizers are Christians who teach it is necessary to adopt Jewish customs and ...
Christianity is big like Islam.
There are differences in denominations.
Most of the denominations cancel much of the Bible regarding local culture, politics, and other circumstances.
It is the property of the people's community. In Islam too.
Within most of the culture of gentiles, pork was a common food. So, limitations in the Bible were canceled and ...
The Old Testament describes the religion of one particular tribe, who are God's chosen people. Stories like the one in the Book of Esther describe God's chosen ethnic group fighting mutually genocidal wars against other ethnic groups. It's nearly universal sociologically that societies define themselves by observing certain taboos, especially taboos against ...
Why do most Christians eat pork, in light of Deuteronomy 14:8? Is this a contradiction?
Looking at Christianity from the outside, one could see that the eating of pork is a contradiction, but in reality it is not.
First of all, the prohibition of abstaining from the flesh of pigs is not part of the Decalogue.
The Ancient People of Israel, the Jews, were and ...
This is part of a larger question about whether/how the Old Testament Law still applies to Christians of today.
What does it mean that Jesus fulfilled the law but did not abolish it?
When Christ came, he "fulfilled the Law".
Referring specifically to food, Paul the Apostle explained to early Christians that it was their choice whether or not to eat ...
Why do most Christians eat pork?
Initially, the prohibition against pork was part of the Law giving to Moses as Deuteronomy 14:7, 8 states.
However, you must not eat the following animals that chew the cud or that have split hooves: the camel, the hare, and the rock badger, because they chew the cud but do not have split hooves. They are unclean for you. 8 ...
I think it's because of an incorrect interpretation of Acts 10:9-16.
These denominations believe it's talking about eating unclean meat.
13 And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”
15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you ...