Oh Ricky, is there such a thing as kosher pork?<quoted text>
You say that like it's a bad thing. Israel isn't a theocracy, it's a democracy.
The purpose of Israel is to make one place in the world where it's OK and, relatively, easier to live as a Jew. But, because we're (meaning Jews) not a hive of mindless automatons, it's also a place were a Jew is free to live has he or she chooses.
Now, I can understand how the concept of allowing people to live as they choose and do as they choose is incomprehensible to a Xtian -- given your history of burning heretics at the stake -- but you must have read about secular democracy and have some idea how it functions to the benefit of its citizens, right?
However, being weaned on the concepts of original sin, eternal damnation, and the like, I fully understand why something as logical and life-affirming as Judaism is completely beyond your grasp.
Don't try to get us, it's way above your pay grade.
Is the word kosher a word that is tied to RELIGION or is it a secular democratic word?