An update to the "See why it's so confusing post"-
Deirdre was kind enough to point out the following passage (passage? whatever it's called)
9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.
I wasn't familiar with the passage, so I used my mad Google skills, and found this website-
I do think it drives home the point-in a silly way-just how ridiculous it is to deprive a group of people of their basic human rights because THE BIBLE SAYS SO.
Burn in Hell, Shrimp Eaters!