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Featured ALL RELIGIONS: How do you justify meat eating?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by ronki23, May 23, 2019.

  1. ronki23

    ronki23 Well-Known Member

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    I am not a vegetarian but I am Hindu. Like 550 million other Hindus of the world I eat meat and i've been constantly criticised for it.

    The main argument is you're killing another creature for taste.

    How do you justify it?
     
  2. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Meat eater or vegetarian, everything eaten was once alive.
     
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  3. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    I eat very little meat (usually once to twice per week), and I would much prefer to be vegetarian but my wife cannot go in that direction because it negatively affects her immunity system. With me, otoh, I've gone for months without eating any meat, and I much prefer how I feel when I do that.
     
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    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    As a practitioner of a spiritual path it is very important to not kill an animal, also to gain food. But if you did come across a already dead animal in the forest, technically you could eat this meat since there is no life in it.
    And also we must think about if we going to visit somewhere, and they serve food, that if one choose to eat the meat, that the animal was not killed dedicated to you directly. Because this would create karma not only for the one who did the killing, but also morally for you since you choose to eat it.
     
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    It tastes great. Bacon butties ...
    :hugehug:
     
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  6. Vee

    Vee Active Member
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    My religion doesn't encourage or forbid meat consumption. It's a personal choice.
    I don't like meat much and I dislike even more the way animals are treated so I eat meat very rarely but I don't necessarily have something against it. I just wish that while they are alive animals were treated with the respect and dignity all living creatures deserve.
     
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    Meat sold in a store? technically, it is dead animal? Sometimes humans have no choice, e.g. Eskimo, little ice age?
     
  8. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I would point out and tell people to look at nature and remind them that we are a part of it.

    Something called the cycle of life.
     
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  9. Amanaki

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    We always have a choice, But there is always the aspect of morality that linger. Eskimos has their ways of living, I dont judge them for how they live.
     
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    We must eat to live.
    I can’t eat rocks.
     
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  12. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    John 4:8
     
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    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    But you can eat rolls....hahaha...sorry
     
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  14. Marcion

    Marcion Tantra-Yoga Universalist

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    I won't criticize anyone for eating meat of fish, but I do find that I have a hard time taking anyone serious about spiritual or moral matters if they do.
    I could never live among most Muslims or Christians for that reason.
     
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    I'm 95% on plant based diet
     
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  16. Amanaki

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    As a vegan i do not eat meat :) But 95% is very good too
     
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    leov Well-Known Member
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    Until about 6 weeks ago it was 100 for two years, still meat and fish accounts for less than 1% (once a week).
     
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  18. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I don't eat meat for taste, I eat meats for food.
     
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  19. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    I eat meat for the proteins, enzymes, vitamins and other nutrients that I cannot process from plants because I have specific dietary needs due to health.
     
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    Speaking theologically, the biblical text includes God's statement to Noach that (Gen 9:3) that meat may be eaten. This webiste, though, explores some of the more spiritual explanations: Judaism and Vegetarianism
     
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