For Or Against Foodies?

That's a question Noah Millman has been wrestling with:

I lost my own battle with the Jewish dietary laws in Iceland, of all places. I was with my wife and son, on vacation, and we were in a restaurant that served puffin and whale. And my son asked: could I try puffin? And in a moment, I had to decide. Would I say, “no, you may not, even though this is likely going to be your only opportunity, because God doesn’t want you to”? Or would I say, “sure – if you’re curious, give it a try, and if God has a problem with that it’ll be on my head.”

I chose the latter, chose the liberal virtues of curiosity and openness to experience over the conservative virtues of fidelity and restraint.