The Things People Eat…

I have never liked sea food. Well, actually, it would be more accurate to say, I’ve always hated sea food. The very smell… well, ok, I’ll leave it at that.

While I have been known to order a Filet-O-Fish at McDonald’s I’ve been told that doesn’t count. Today we went to downtown Seattle (more pics later) but for now I had to share both some pictures of stuff people actually EAT and my reason for NOT eating it. After all, the Bible says in Deuteronomy 14:9-10

Of all the creatures living in the water, you may eat any that have fins and scales. But anything that does not have fins and scales you may not eat, for you it is unclean.

I don’t see fins and scales on all the images below!! It also says, in 14:21

Do not eat anything you find already dead.

I don’t know about you… but these all look VERY DEAD to me:

Granted, the end of verse 21 does offer some suggestions for what to do with this DEAD stuff, should you come across any:

You may give it to an alien living in any of your towns, and he may eat it, or you may sell it so a foreigner.

I’m not sure how nice it would be to sell this stuff to your friendly neighborhood foreigner, but it is nice to know that if I ever am visited by aliens from another planet, I know how to get them to leave – I’ll just feed them some of this dead stuff, and they will leave and post a sign up there at the Earth Exit, “Skip this planet – the food’s disgusting.”

Seriously, would YOU actually EAT this stuff??

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Karl Bastian is the founder of, the creator of, and the author of His personal website is He is Big Kid with a passion for equipping and encouraging those who minister to children.


  1. Oh, come on, Karl. SOME of that stuff is good stuff, at least to some. Where’s your sense of adventure? God did not give us a spirit of timidity … :-)

    Seriously, since moving to the Oregon Coast, I’ve eaten a lot of things I’d never tried before and much of it was, surprisingly, pretty good.

    Grow a spine and eat some food that didn’t have one when it was alive! :-)

  2. LOL!

    I love fish… shellfish, though is an entirely different matter

  3. AH Seattle Fish Market. Though I don’t like fish, I really enjoyed visiting that place on a Saturday morning when I lived in Kirkland for Bible college. Enjoy!
    Don’t forget to see the Space Needle, You’ll love it!
    Seattle has a lot of sights and sounds

  4. Leave it to you to quote the bible on why not to eat seafood! because of you my daughter sings about sharks because she’s a spark! It’s great to see you have a good time-
    Last time I was in the Northeast it only rained twice, once for the first three days, then the next four days!
    Can not wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

  5. Ah, yes, the SHARKIE SONG! :)

    Sharks for Jesus!
    Sharks to bite the world!
    We are Sharks for Jesus!
    As we eat each boy and girl.

    We will eat you right from the start,
    We will eat you with a pop tart,
    From our hunger we’ll not depart,
    ‘Cause we are Sharks! Sharks!
    Sharks! Sharks!
    Sharks to bite the world!

    (by the way, you can eat sharks, they have fins and scales!)

  6. Hi,
    My name is Paul and I am a seafood eater (everybody say: hi paul). Up until the ugly fish picture I was getting hungrier and hungrier. Luckily I live under God’s grace, so I can eat those succulant little shrimps, and lobsters, and langostas and prawns.. Oh my!!!

    have fun,
    Paul the Seafood sinner

  7. Paul, the first step is admitting, so you are off to a good start….

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