The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza out of respect to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday.
Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman
said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and "we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu," he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.
The Atheologist was deeply touched by Yakov’s concern for his Muslim brothers, after all how many Muslims are there in Mexico
anyway? Besides, most Mexicans are followers of that declining religion that the Atheologist’s previous post
touched upon. Those Catholic pork eaters seem to have overlooked that part of the Bible, Leviticus 11:1-3
, which strictly forbids eating pork and even the watching of Porky Pig cartoons.
According to the Atheologist’s copy of, ‘Christian Rules and Regulations’
, Christians are supposed to be Christlike. If Jesus did it, they do it. If He didn't they don't. That being the case, the Atheologist does seem to remember something about Jesus feasting on Chinese spare ribs and pork fried rice at the last supper, (or was it lamb
). Alas, a quick search of the New Testament did not confirm any of this so the Atheologist may have come upon that one in one of his many Jesus dreams
Here are some questions that the Atheologist has for Yakov -
Is the Hippo flu the cause of obesity in the USA?
Is the name, ‘Mad Cow Disease”, offensive to Hindus?
How about, ‘West Nile Virus’, is it offensive to Egyptians?
Does the term, ‘Lyme’, disease disrespect Margarita drinkers?
Why have the Atheists been so silent on this issue, is it their fault
P.S. The saying, “when pigs fly” may now be obsolete now that, pigs flu”, sorry.