They would argue that we have the power of reason on our side and can think beyond what a lion can. Lions can't make tofurkey and live off pasta lol.FroOchie wrote:My thinking is simple... why is it only Humans get picked on for eating meat? I don't see PETA going after Lions for killing Zebra's for food. Anyone thats ever seen that on Discovery knows the horror in such a a heinous act of murder. I don't care what people eat but when they start to care what I eat I start having a problem.
Depends which god or gods you believe in. FYI, there are far more people who believe in gods that advocate vegetarianism than christians.bdblue wrote:If you believe in God and the bible then you cannot say that we are intended to be vegans, but anyone that chooses to be a vegan is certainly free to do so.
Call it God, evolution, Mother Nature, or pick your favorite Deity, make one up; whatever.SolidState wrote:Depends which god or gods you believe in. FYI, there are far more people who believe in gods that advocate vegetarianism than christians.
Agreed through and through. I don't think we'd have brains the size we do without our ancestors utilizing meat as a source of proteins and fatty acids. I just think it's a really weak argument to point to a lesser-followed god as a reason to eat meat. Hindus outnumber christians and don't eat meat because their gods say not to.Monocrom wrote:Call it God, evolution, Mother Nature, or pick your favorite Deity, make one up; whatever.
Notice those teeth that everyone has up front? Both top and bottom. Yeah, those teeth are specifically designed for tearing meat off bone. They're not designed to help folks chew vegetables into smaller and smaller pieces. Humans are omnivores by design. Intended to chow down on both meat and vegetables. Not one or the other.
Not trying to turn this into a religious discussion, but the idea that "God gave man dominion over the animals" first appears in Genesis, and the idea that it was acceptable for humans to eat at least some animals was expanded upon elsewhere in the next four books of the Bible. So it's not specifically Christian, it's common to all the religions that believe in "that God" and use those five books as part of their belief system. And, even if that group is not the majority on earth, the post you quoted never claimed it to be.SolidState wrote:Depends which god or gods you believe in. FYI, there are far more people who believe in gods that advocate vegetarianism than christians.
Not the point Deacon, that's not the point at all.The Deacon wrote:And, even if that group is not the majority on earth, the post you quoted never claimed it to be.
Have to get a license to eat whatever animal you want to eat huh?I also believe that people should have to participate in a slaughter of each individual species of animal that they want to eat in order to attain a license to eat said animal. Our food culture would change substantially.
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