The Old Testament of the Bible contains a large number of dietary laws for people to follow in order to maintain a right relationship with God. The New Testament has nullified these dietary laws for Christians. Insisting that it is necessary to still follow these restrictions for Christians constitutes a works based religion that contradicts the New Testament. If you are still suffering under this type of bondage, I suggest you try some real good Patrick Cudahy bacon with a side of skewered shrimp. Might change your whole attitude on life. Everyone is free to believe any religion they want but some people really need to rest a little and enjoy life.