No Corn Christians?

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  1. Bro. Williams

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    A family that participates at a local "Christian" Academy does not eat corn. I have heard from some that a few Latter Day Saints do this... but I have nothing of substance to back this theory up.

    This is mainly for my own learning and understanding, but can anyone shed light on this subject?

    I understand some families abstain from certain foods for various reasons including health and preference. What I am looking for is information on if there are certain Christian groups, or other groups that claim to be Christian that practice abstinaining from corn. :confused:
     
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    I don't know of one kernel of evidence for such a practice.
     
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    aww shucks
     
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    You two are just plain corny. But now I've got to do some research to find an answer to your OP, because a-MAIZE-ingly, I'm curious now!

    :wavey:
     
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    Keep living and you'll witness other strange things.
     
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    The weirdness never ends, it seems to... (ready?) stalk me.
     
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    This reminds me of something a teen told me a while back...

    True Christians are like Corn....
    You can go through a lot of ....uh shall I say... Stuff, but still come out whole.... If you know what I mean!!!
     
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    I wish there was a "sound" smiley, coz this post would be a big, ole' loud GR-OA-NNNNNNN!!!

    :laugh: :laugh:

    I can't even think of a snappy comeback--nothing "pops" into my head at the moment!

    But I'm still researching the OP!
     
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    Well, that's a rather nasty metaphor....but considering some of the "stuff" I've been brought through whole, it's accurate!
     
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    Yeah he produced a whole "sermon" based on this idea... it was hilarious!
    Gross, but hilarious!

    Things that happen at youth camp!!! :laugh:
     
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    This is the corniest thread I've ever seen.
     
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    He that has an ear ... well , share it with another .
     
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    And pass the butter and salt...
     
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    You know, I've never heard of a "corn ban" in any denomination, group, cult, sect, or anything based on religious beliefs. The search that I did (yes, I really was a-maize-ingly interested in this!) didn't yield any hits in any kind of terminology that I could come up with to check it out that indicated anything like this either. In fact, the LDS info indicated that corn would be a GOOD food, because it's a healthy-veggie, although it didn't specifically list corn in any way.

    I find this topic interesting, 1) because I'm dieting, and thus obsess about food :laugh: , and 2) it made me wonder if there are any foods specifically banned by any Christian denomination?
     
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    Devil's Food Cake?
     
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    I wonder why this may be?...

    Because Christians should know the finite seriousness of this life and the infinite serious of both of the coming options is too serious to spend this one being corny?

    With its "awww shucks!" corn is too closely tied to profanity?

    Maybe they oppose sports; or at least violent, 'unsportsmanlike' play, and they are also especially condemning of racism? So then any food which comes on a Cobb may the Tyed too closely to their condemnations.

    Because the Bible does refer to "corn," but American corn is not the same thing?

    Ah--- corn squeezin's! Since the Nazarites were so absolutely disqualified from drinking wine they weren't allowed to touch a grape, then a church which teaches total abstinence should not allow it's members to touch corn. Maybe that's it. But what about rye, barley, molasses, and yes, grapes? and more products which have been put through the processes fo converting sugars into ethy alcohol? Well, like the Nazarites, one at a time, I suppose.
     
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    I've never heard of it for religious reasons, but I've heard several people abstain from corn for health reasons. I doubt the science of their reasons, but it's the reason they gave.

    Did you corn won't grow here because we don't have night during the growing season?
     
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    I was just about to ask if these people were against eating US corn (what we call "maize" or "corn-on-the-cob" (as in "The corn is as high as an elephant's eye"), or are they using the word in the British-English sense, wheat, barley, or oats: any cereal crop, especially wheat, barley, or oats?

    In the AV (KJV) the word "corn" is used for Hebrew and Greek words with the British English meaning (I don't think they had any Americans among the translators :) ). In the NKJV, it is tranlated as "grain", though the RAV (= "Revised Authorised Version", the British edition of th NKJV now sadly no longer in print) sometimes uses "corn" for any cereal crop.
     
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    Squirrel.







    (There's a joke here that I might explain later, if you ask, but it involves a student that I had who was from Oxford.)
     
  20. Bartimaeus

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    No Corn

    I get tired of all this "ad-hommeny" information.


    EEEEEuuuuuuuwee that's bad.

    Bartimaeus
     

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