Bacon and God’s wrath


Here is  a video on the reflections of a  90 year old Jewish woman on her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.

For those not internet savvy, Ark, I am looking at you, this should have the directions

I particularly like her comment on faith. She says, and I agree, it doesn’t take courage to have faith.

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

49 thoughts on “Bacon and God’s wrath

  1. Weird. Boring, and weird. Good that she finally tries to eat dead pigs. Great achievement at 90. I mean if that is what she wants to achieve, what a repressed life.

    But, did you watch her walking down the street? At 90? Was that truly her? Looked like a 20-year-old.

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    • makagutu says:

      I did a lot of listening and little watching.
      Maybe for her eating dead pigs represents freedom from the chains of religion

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    • Violet says:

      Seas, I think you’re missing the point. This woman’s aunt got her tongue cut out of her mouth for eating non-kosher food when she was a child. Can you see how this woman eating non-kosher food is a huge, huge statement?

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      • You and I are from different ends of the spectrum. You as a deconvert, me a lifelong agnostic/atheist, feminist and vegetarian for xx years. I can see why you applaud her. That doesn’t invalidate my pov though. So, I understand your comment below, but, we all have our causes in life. FWIW loads of non strict Jews eat pigs. Just like loads of Muslims drink alcohol and smoke dope. Maybe eat pigs too for all I know.
        I think we can agree on one thing. Indoctrination :(. My Jewish neigbour’s daughter hasn’t been out of university for a year. She’s now married and living in Israel. Arranged religious marriages are alive and well. And do nothing, but nothing, for women.

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    • Ron says:

      It’s amazing, isn’t it?

      Razzie leaves home (6:53 – 7:05) in either a dress or skirt. Yet mere seconds later she’s walking down the street in wide-legged pants. And later still (7:38 – 7:45) she’s approaching the diner in leggings. At the lunch counter (7:50 – 8:00) she sports youthful hands, painted nails and a ring, quite unlike those seen at 5:25 – 5:30.

      This truly must be a sign of divine intervention.

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  2. I love her comment “I wasn’t struck down by the heavy arm of the lord.” living til 90 and still willing to learn. Cheers for her!

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  3. Violet says:

    I thought it was a great video…I love how she found “The Google” and everything changed! To free yourself from a repressive religion at age 90 is a TREMENDOUS achievement, one which I’m not sure lifelong atheists will fully appreciate. While I understand vegans don’t approve of meat, for her I can only assume bacon did indeed represent freedom from chains. For a deconvert this is a very inspiring video.

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  4. I really liked that, and really like how enlightened this woman has become at age 90. It reminds me of the time I first embraced my atheism by eating a christian baby. Tossing off the chains of my christian upbringing and embracing the life of an immoral, cannibalistic atheist was the best decision I’ve ever made. I never thought food could taste this good. 🙂

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  5. Violet says:

    Ummmmm….those babies be GOOD! 😀

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  6. Is eating bacon for a Jew the same as getting circumcised for a Christian? Can either cure cancer?

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  7. Ron says:

    Praise Google from which all defaithings flow!

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  8. Nan says:

    Mak, when I clicked on the video link in your posting, it took me to a page that said the video was “Private” and required a password … ??

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  9. basenjibrian says:

    Have to admit that while I am too lazy and epicurean to take the plunge and become a Vegetarian, when one meets pigs in a decent environment (like a very organic-biodynamic winery-farm in the country) it is hard to think of eating such a personable and friendly beast.

    On the other hand, these pigs have a pampered live. They are not tortured in any way. If we were not eating them, would they exist?

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  10. fojap says:

    Noel, we’re no longer friends. You can keep company with the antisemites.

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  11. Scottie says:

    I liked the calm rational way she spoke. Things that I would expect to have lot of emotion she handed calmly, with humor, and well. Which when you think she is going against so many years of teaching…I was impressed. Hugs

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