- October 11th, 2006
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My wife keeps kosher. By proxy I do too, mostly.
Since I do not fully understand the rules and regulations regarding kosher foods, I often ask her “what if” questions. My wife, in addition to her religious studies, works for an insurance company. Thus I expect her to be the worlds most absolute authority on both her religion and all things insurance.
So I often ask things like:
What if scientists were able to make an Emu that could fly. Perhaps they could genetically modify its DNA structure. Technically it would not be a flightless bird, and you could eat it.
What if we found life on another planet…and it was tasty. Would kosher law apply to beings not of our planet?
What if I got a Catholic priest, an Islamic cleric, and a rabbi to ALL bless a pig. Could you eat it then? That pig would pee holy water with that much blessing!
Furthermore I wonder things like:
If a meteor hits our apartment, does our renters insurance cover meteor damage? If so does it cover us if the meteor carries with it an alien virus that eventually wipes out most of mankind? I really don’t want to see THAT lawsuit.
What happens if a rip in the space-time continuum opens in our living room and swallows my DVD collection? Is that covered, and if so, what kind of deductible is involved?
If I run over the people responsible for the programming on VH1, who is at fault? I say I can claim no fault since their unbelievably vapid programming MADE ME do it.