Your post indicates somebody[s] gave you a hard time over your
post. Just to let you know, I found it most relevant and exceedingly
Unless we propose to eliminate ALL political thought from
this list, I fail to see how debate on rabinical rulings effecting the
habits of many hundreds of thousands if not millions of people can be
considered somehow tangential and/or fruity merely due to
their religous origin. Indeed the dialog on GMO/Kosher/Kashrut is
about as political as it gets. If the AFL-CIO, for example, is having
an internal struggle over GMOs, is this somehow more deserving of our
attention than a similar clash within the OU or other Kosher certification
bodies and THEIR 'rank and file?' No. Kosher labeling is POWERFUL, it's
influence extending far beyond the objervent or even the Jewish, and many
a goy sees those little symbols and feels somehow comforted in our age of
increasingly sketchy food and 'food products.'
So, in short, BRING ON PART II!
On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Dave Miller wrote:
> My humble apologies for bringing religion into the world of Sanet!
> I am not Jewish and I don't even affiliate with a religion. Spiritual,
> somewhat. Of an ordained religion. No.
> My intent in posting "Kosher Approaches" was to present the views of how
> GMO's, GE, etc. are affecting the world population. If ag is to sustain
> and be fair to the customers of the world, we need to respect moral
> obligations and cultural or religious differences. As mom would always
> say, "Go the conservative route and you will satisfy all." She was not
> talking politics here and I'm sure she was not talking profits over
> ethics either.
> Because growing up I was exposed to many rites, cultures, ethics and so
> on, I feel I can post without "pushing" a religious view. I am more an
> informational or desire for informed consent type of person. The
> personal responses I received (some posted) indicate 2 to 1 that moral
> ethics and acceptance of other religion override being posted vs being
> excluded from post.
> Again, I was not pushing the Kosher view, merely informing all who farm
> how the Jews might consider their buying preferences.
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