Feb 2010 Journal Out


The latest issue (print date February 28, 2010) of The Journal just came out.

The focus is mainly an interview with former WCG minister Brian Knowles and a 2009 FOT site in Destin, Florida.  It also has articles about two groups that are looking for volunteers (Legacy and Port Austin), someone in CGI recounting an incident that he felt one or more angels protected him, pigs, various letters, and personal opinions.

One line that I would like to quote from one article was from George Crow, an attorney:

‘Tony Blair went to Rome and was baptized
a Roman Catholic and was immediately made
a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church.’

An article of related interest may be Is Tony Blair Apocalyptic?

One section I would like to quote was from Reginald Killingley:

Jews did not raise pigs because they viewed them as unclean, or disallowed as food, based primarily on Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14…

But it’s not just the Bible that makes the case for avoiding pork, a prohibition dating back thousands of years.

In early 2009, going back just a few months, The New York Times published a couple of op-ed articles just one month apart detailing some of the present dangers of pork consumption.

One article, “Our Pigs, Our Food, Our Health,” by columnist Nicholas D. Kristof, described growing concern that pigs are incubating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, sometimes referred to as a potentially deadly flesh-eating bacterium.

Mr. Kristof suggested that “we as a nation have moved to a model of agriculture that produces cheap bacon but risks the health of all of us.”

The problem is not confined to the United States. Mr. Kristof went on to mention a strain of MRSA that “has spread rapidly through the Netherlands—especially in swine-producing areas.”

Intensive pig farming

In another article, “Free-Range Trichinosis” by James E. McWilliams, a professor at Texas State University at San Marcos, the author discussed problems with the horrors of intensive pig farming and the high rate of salmonella and other bacteria and parasites in free-range pork. Dr. McWilliams concluded that, if these problems cannot be solved, “there’s only one ethical choice left for the conscientious consumer: a pork-free diet.”

An article of related interest may be The New Testament Church and Unclean Meats

While The Journal is available only by paid subscription (though some subscriptions are free to those who cannot afford it), you can view the pdf. of its front and back page is available at: www.thejournal.org/issues/issue138/jf022810.pdf

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