Honey is sweet, yet the Torah forbids it from being offered on the altar. Because honey was a popular pagan offering, suggests Maimonides, the Torah prohibited it. On this point the Ramban agrees, seeing it as an instance of Judaism wishing to demarcate Jewish difference. In other words, sometimes we won't do something only because it is a symbol of something we don't accept. Thankfully, Judaism usually enjoins us to act because of who we are and what we must strive to be.