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Really can you eat meat?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by jewscout, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Druidus

    Druidus Keeper of the Grove

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    <LI>Singer, Professor Peter
    Southey, Robert ?? (1774-1843)
    Spencer, Colin
    Theroux, Paul ??
    Thomas, Dilip, Writer, source: Amazon.com
    <LI>Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862)
    Thiruvalluvar, poet patron saint of the State of Tamil Nadu India, source: His couplets the thirukural
    Thomas, Rev.Dr. Donald (1953- )
    <LI>Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich (1828-1910)
    Tryon, Thomas (1634-1703)
    Voltaire ?? (1694-1778)
    Walker, Alice vegan Source: Her autobiographical text Everything We Love Can Be Saved
    Wynne-Tyson, Jon
    Zephaniah, Benjamin Poet source: Vegan Magazine, www.benjaminzephaniah.com
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  2. Druidus

    Druidus Keeper of the Grove

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  3. Druidus

    Druidus Keeper of the Grove

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    A few quotes.
     
  4. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    Druidus all of that was very enlightening, but i will say that i had no problem with your previous postings...or these for that matter. I respect your choice in diet, it was maike's post that got me. To equate eating meat with Black slavery or that those of us who choose to eat meat don't care about the starving or hungry in the world and vegetarians have some moral high ground is ridiculous.

    But then that's just my humble opinion.
     
  5. maike

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    WOW..........Your begging for a reply that would be taken down real quick there arn't you.
     
  6. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    Hey he was a vegetarian and was against hunting as well, was he not?
    But Druidus has pointed out many vegetarians throughout history, thanks for the info Druidus!:jiggy: (i'm being sincere on that too Druidus:D )

    Maike i still fail to see how you can equate eating a hamburger with Chattel Slavery or canabalism. Ok so you disagree with slaughter practices in many slaughterhouses, fine. Actually i don't like it much either, nor the way that animals aren't allowed to roam and are kept pinned up.
    I just like eating meat, period.
    I'd still like to see your source for this statement
    And do you still believe that people who choose to eat meat care less about the starving than you?
     
  7. HelpMe

    HelpMe ·´sociopathic meanderer`·

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    last time i tried it worked.
     
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  8. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    hahaha :biglaugh:
    thank you HM that made my day
     
  9. huajiro

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    Please keep in mind that to some of us, it is not just a dietary choice....it is a moral issue. Imagine those white Americans who defended the opressed slaves.....they had a certain enlightenment that others didnt want to see. Just stop and think about what is being said and you will understand.
     
  10. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    ok i see your point huajiro on the moral issue and i understand.
    But does that give certain people the right to say that i'm some how less sensative or enlightened because i choose to include meat in my diet? That i don't care about people who are less fortunate than me?
    Or does that give people the right to make baseless remarks on something they obviously know little about?
     
  11. huajiro

    huajiro Well-Known Member

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    Just remember that you are not being judged because you do eat meat....from what I have seen you are a great person....I think vegetarians tend to get defensive.....we deal with some real crap.
     
  12. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    I hear ya huajiro and i've tried to be nice....but...not to sound like baby...maike started it lol:D
    I just wanted to open the discussion up from another thread that wasn't open to all to discuss
     
  13. huajiro

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    lol, it is not easy to keep quiet about something you feel so strongly about, I understand that completely
     
  14. Isis-Astoroth

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    When did I say I thought I was on top. I said I eat meat, not that i'm top of the food chain. I'm sure that there are several animals that, given the chance, would happily eat me. I may not agree with you on this subject, but that does not mean you have the right to talk to me as if I am some sort of heretic to life. I respect your decision not to eat meat, so please respect my decision to eat meat. Thankyou.
     
  15. huajiro

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    I am sorry, you are right. I did throw you on the bandwagon with others....assuming that you felt the same way....forgive me.
     
  16. Bastet

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    I grew up on a farm, and for many years we were almost entirely self-sufficient. We grew our own fruit and veggies, and had various animals to provide meat, milk and eggs. From my experience, the meat from our own animals (and the entire family was involved in the slaughter and butchering), tasted much better than the stuff you buy from the supermarket on polystyrene trays wrapped in plastic. Given the opportunity, I would live this way again.
    I was vegetarian for about 6 months earlier this year, and, while I had no trouble finding tasty and nutritionally fulfilling meals to eat instead, the cost of not eating meat actually turned out to be greater than when I was eating meat, and was sending me broke. I just couldn't afford it. It got to the point where I was living on pasta and potatoes - not a particularly nutritious diet for anyone. Since I am no longer denying myself meat, I am actually eating more fruit and veg than I did in the last couple of months I was vegetarian. It is not a viable dietary choice for everyone. I'm not saying that everyone should be omnivorous, any more than others are saying everyone should be vegetarian. I'm just saying that at this particular point in time, being vegetarian is not suitable for me. Big deal. Each diet is suited to different people...eat what you freaking want, just don't go around trying to 'convert' others. People will come to their own conclusions on what is right for them. The majority of people aren't even going to bother reading post after post of cut-and-pasted quotes and links. They'll skim through and post what they think at the end.

    BTW, it is possible to have a 'cruelty free' diet, and still eat meat. It just takes a little extra looking. ;)

    You need to brush up on your anatomy, luv. Fat, blood, gristle, and cholesterol, are all part of a normally functioning body. I'd love to see how you live without blood. :p Cancer, diabetes and heart disease are caused by inbalances and/or excesses...you can't seriously believe that everyone who eats meat will automatically suffer these diseases. It's all a matter of moderation.
     
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  17. Bastet

    Bastet Vile Stove-Toucher

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    :biglaugh: You beat me to it, you *******! :biglaugh:
     
  18. Bastet

    Bastet Vile Stove-Toucher

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    You should try being gay...
     
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  19. maike

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    I said "I Bet", it wasnt a quote from a text book, it was a personal view on the morals of humans. Not all that happens gets written down in history books jew scout. Cannibalism has occured for thousands of years and still happens today. My point in saying that was the greed and selfishness of the meateater would cause him/her to eat the next best thing to an animal, depending on who the persecuted group was at that time . Do some research and you'll find that might makes right and the eaten would be those controlled by the stronger party, as animals are.


    One other on the "For" list that I will take issue with is the "Hitler was a vegetarian" I have seen this statement take surprising upswing in the last few years as people lash back at the vegetarian trend. Hitler was not in fact a vegetarian. The Nazi's implimented many health plans, one of which discovered that reducing meat in the diet also reduced the chances of cancer (which is largely accepted in today's medical journals).



    The continual allegation that Hitler was a vegetarian is usually motivated by a wish to discredit vegetarianism by those who oppose it.... However, the allegation that Hitler was a vegetarian is so qualified that one can only call Hitler a "vegetarian" by excluding from the definition of "meat" food such as ham and sausages, which he ate all his life. Robert Proctor calls Hitler a vegetarian "of sorts" (The Nazi War on Cancer, p. 134), which is the most that one can say of his vegetarianism.


    I take it that you are saying I would be happy to think that Hitler supported something I supported ??? Or are you fishing for anti semetic comments ???

    Hitler had his good and bad points just like any other person that has lived, be they German, Arab, American, Asian, or Jewish. I dont ascribe evil to one group of people, eg Jew = good arab = bad, i believe all people are inheritantly evil, some individuals are able to lessen the extent of their evilness to a degree.
     
  20. maike

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    "Even in texts in which the pathos of shipwrecks is the subject, eating black people is acceptable"

    quoted from 'Slavery, Insurance and the Black Atlantic'

    thats only one but it didnt take long to find
     
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