Just got in an epic battle with a friend about if the Mitzvot mostly have logical bases.
We got to talking about pigs and trichomoniasis, of course.
I took a variant of “Hashem says it’s, just do it” approach. He was from the “there’s got to be a good reason behind all these rules” school.
Fights went like this:
Me: Catfish aren’t kosher.
Friend: That’s probably because they’re bottom feeders and eat all the weird gross stuff that falls down to the river bottoms. Eeeeew.
Me: Naaaaaaa brah, you’re over thinking it…. they’re just not kosher.
Friend: Yeah they’re icky
Me: Um, sweety, it’s because they don’t have scales, as Hashem told us in Leviticus 11
I’m interested in hearing your opinions on this subject.
INB4 “the Orthodox won’t be back on the sub till Saturday night.” I know.
Wasn’t there a “no stupid questions” weekly post? I’m on mobile and it’s not showing up, my apologies if I’m posting in the wrong place.