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Featured Was Jesus Christ a Vegetarian or a non Vegetarian ?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by chinu, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. chinu

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    Was Jesus Christ a Vegetarian or a non Vegetarian ?
     
  2. Father Heathen

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    I would imagine that fish and lamb were potential staples of his diet.

    Welcome back to RF, btw.
     
  3. chinu

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    Thanks for the welcome :)

    No imaginations please.
     
  4. Father Heathen

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    How do we speculate about the dietary habits of a figure who might not have actually existed without an imagination?
     
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    The scriptures are clear Jesus Christ had an omnivorous Hebrew diet including at least fish in the wedding feast.
     
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  6. chinu

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    Just wait and watch. I am sure you will get many people coming up here with the proofs :)
     
  7. SalixIncendium

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    I would say based on what I remember reading in the Bible that he was a pescatarian.
     
  8. chinu

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    By scriptures you mean Holy Bible ?
     
  9. chinu

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    I would love to see the screen shot of that paraphrase if you can arrange one ?
     
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    did He not teach?......when you enter someone's home....
    partake as they do
    but refrain of partaking an offering to another god

    so....I get it this way....
    I can savor anything my host would hand me
    but not if he does so in the name of another god
     
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    It's interesting that you are looking for a paraphrase based on what I wrote.

    I am thinking back to where the Bible mentions Jesus eating. I don't recall any mention of him eating mammals or poultry, but I do recall reading about him eating fish.

    Luke 24:41-43
     
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    He said, "unless you eat the flesh and drink the blood of the son of man, you have no life in you".

    That doesn't sound like the words of a vegetarian. Sounds like cannabalism. And that's okay! :p
     
  13. chinu

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    So now my question becomes..
    Did Jesus Christ ever had any problem partaking in a Vegetarian or a non Vegetarian ceremony ?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Valentinus says Jesus ate in a special way. Taking in only what he needed to exist physically, not even enough to poop.

    He was continent, enduring all things. Jesus digested divinity; he ate and drank in a special way, without excreting his solids. He had such a great capacity for continence that the nourishment within him was not corrupted, for he did not experience corruption.- Valentinus

    FWIW.
     
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    That is okay.
    But, veg or non-veg ?
     
  17. chinu

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    But, I don't think "He" ever drunk and said this :)
     
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    if Jewish weddings (and I don't know).....are well served....

    anything goes
     
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    This is silly. He was a Jew and would have eaten the Jewish diet of the time. There would have been no "vegetarian ceremonies" for him to encounter. The gospels mention him eating fish. There was at least one annual non-vegetarian ceremony he would have taken part in: the Passover.
     
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    I can only "believe" he ate what was offered him.Meat? Possibly. Since he said:

    Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.- Matthew 15

    It takes food out of the equation, which was a "Jewish" law, not a Christian one.
     
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