Post # 1
I am planning to serve Sturgeon Roe (Caviar) as an appetizer in my Purity Ball, but people are telling me that it’s an abomination to God. I know what the bible says about not eating fish without scales, & fins, but is caviar included? Caviar is non-fertilized eggs (ripe egg masses obtained from fish). Isn’t it like eating chicken eggs? If so I will sadly make a change to the menu.
Post # 3
@Saint92: Religion aside, caviar is very much a love it or hate it kinda thing with no inbetween, therefore it can be either a hit or a miss with guests anyway. The religious side of this fish thing I know absolutely nothing about, though I just want to say that if something is going to cause controversy at your wedding it might be best to leave it out.
Post # 4
@Saint92: I love caviar. I’ve never heard that.
If you love it and want it and in your eyes it is not an abomination, then go for it. I like the chicken egg analogy, work it.
Post # 5
I’ve never heard of this rule. That being said, I would not eat caviar if someone paid me, so you may want to make sure your guests would like it!
Post # 6
@Saint92: I’ve never heard of this. Nevertheless; I wouldn’t eat caviar unless specifically instructed by God … And even then I would be hesitant!
Post # 7
@Saint92: I know what the bible says about not eating fish without scales, & fins,
This was for the Jews, in the old testament. Not Christians. There are no food restrictions on Christians except not eating “blood”.
Post # 8
Just out of curiousity, what’s a Purity Ball?
Post # 9
I’ve never heard of this either, but I still wouldn’t eat caviar!
Post # 10
I also want to know what a Purity ball is and would not eat caviar.
Post # 11
People are always going to find something to complain about. As long as you are okay with it then go for it. Since you are talking about a purity ball I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you are probably belong to some sort of evangelical christian church in the states. That makes me wonder why this is even an issue. I thought that most evangelical churches were not that strict on the levitical laws from the old testament. If you are some other religion then I appologize.
I personally only eat roe in the form of ikura on sushi, which is not strictly caviar. But that’s mainly because I live in BFE and can’t get caviar without ordering it online.
Post # 12
I’m going to make the leap that you aren’t a kosher follower since this is in the Christian board, and say caviar is fine, if disgusting. Oi don’t know who you’ve been talking to but they might need to brush up on their New Testament reading. Specificly in a dream given to Peter, there were no longer restrictions on food given to the Christian church. But that said, pretty sure it is $$$$$ and not that many just average people will eat it.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
People can find some snippet of scripture to back up some pretty insignificant things, huh?
There are a whole lot of items in scripture that even fundamentalists don’t follow. I don’t think you need to defer to some wingnut who doesn’t like caviar and wants to tie scripture to that.
Caviear is yummy. Enjoy it at your event. Nom, nom, nom.
Post # 14
@Mrs. Mink: People can find some snippet of scripture to back up some pretty insignificant things, huh?
^^^^ This. I won’t threadjack here, but I feel like this happens a lot to condemn things that people find uncomfortable.
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
From Wikipedia- “A purity ball (also known as a father-daughter purity ball or purity wedding) is a formal ball dance event attended by fathers and their daughters. Purity balls promote virginityuntil marriage for teenage girls, and are almost exclusively associated with Evangelical Christian churches in the United States. Typically, daughters who attend make a virginity pledge; a pledge to remain sexually abstinent until marriage. Fathers who attend pledge to protect what they view as their young daughters’ “purity of mind, body, and soul.”Proponents of these events contend that they encourage close and deeply affectionate, but chaste, relationships between fathers and daughters, thereby avoiding the fornication that allegedly results when young women seek love through relationships with young men of their own age.”
Post # 16
See I did say that caviar is a love it or hate it kinda thing. I wouldn’t eat caviar myself, I’ve never had it but I still wouldn’t even try it.