exactly! I have tested the pitted dates and they are not raw, no bubbles. The dates with pits in the store have tested raw every time with bubbles. To test yourself put hydrogen peroxide in a glass with a bit of date, if it bubbles, it's got live enzymes and is raw.
I suppose that means date paste will not be raw either :( Darn I was hoping a machine could do the pitting for me. Pitting or not, dates are little miracles aren't they?