Recently, I posted a funny little picture with a cute little saying on my Facebook page (above). It, and I, were immediately met with the power of holy vegi-praise, and I was roasted for my preference of fleshly victuals and beefy desires.
For as long as I can remember, anytime I have been asked if I would like a salad with diner I have always politely answered, “No thank you. Salad is what food eats.”
Knowing the person who banished me to the depths of Hades for my inclination toward meat, my response was focused to fit the individual’s core of beliefs — Christian beliefs. This individual is not your run of the mill, “Yeah, I believe in God Christian”. No, this person is the in your face, holier than thou, bible thumbing, born into a family of generational believers and saved apostles Christian, a Saint above all other Saints!
My off the cuff response was, “God created us in His image. He also gave us mandibular incisors and mandibular canines (pointed sharp teeth, capable of chewing and cutting through meat). God did not create us as vegetarians otherwise; He would not have equipped us — His greatest creation – with teeth and a digestive tract capable of processing meat. However, with that said, God also provided us with bodies, which require vitamins and protein, thus humans require meat and vegetables for a healthy balanced diet”. To which the response was, “Whatever”.
I will not get into the fact that when people are confronted with an educated, rational and logical explanation, which may conflict their core beliefs, they immediately jump to “whatever”, that’s a separate future article; one I look forward to writing.
This article shall remain focused on my experience with vegi-crazed Christian radicals who give new meaning to the term fanatic. Ever been around a recovering alcoholic, former smoker, or (I whisper) a new convert to Christianity. Give me the used car salesman any day of the week.
Let’s go directly to the authority on the topic. What does the bible and God say about vegetarians vs. meat eaters.
Genesis 1: 29 – 30 “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.”
So, wait, God made the herb, seed, tree, seed, fruit, and yes, seed, for human consumption. No. He did not. He said, “I have given every green herb for meat.” Can’t argue with fact.
Genesis 9: 3 “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.”
I see. God gave the green herb for meat, and meat for…
One argument vegi-natics (fanatics for the cause of vegetarianism) make is; it is inhumane to murder animals for the consumption of their flesh (meat). Well, how do those vegi-natics feel about the clothes they wear? Do the materials (or at the very least most of the materials) come from animals? What does the good book say of this?
Genesis 3: 21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”
I believe “coats of skins” qualifies as animal skins, not herbal skins, with the exception of some hemp used about a hundred years ago and more, but I believe our ancestors packed them old rags in hookahs and smoked those old rags (makes sense).
Did God/Jesus consume meat? Let’s see what the good book say’s about that…
Luke 22: 7– 8 “Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. And Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, ‘Go and prepare the Passover for us, so that we may eat it.’ ”
Really, God instructs Christians to “eat” meat. Go figure!
Acts 10: 9–13 “On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.”
Wait now were told; God commands His people, Christians, NOT to question eating meat. So… Does that mean, questioning the consummation of meat is to break a direct commandment of the Almighty.
1 Corinthians 25–27 “Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof. If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.”
The next time you are confronted by a repulsed vegetarian, who just happens to be a Christian, who makes it their cause to be your meat police, your carnal conscience, remind him or her that you are following the rules set down in the good book, and as Gods creation, you are simply following His example, His commandments, which were followed by generations of God fearing, heavenly bound Saints. If that doesn’t work, offer them a delicious hearty steak, bloody as hell!
I am Dane Ladwig and this has been a… View from My Loft
[I neither condemn nor condone vegetarianism. I strongly believe, to each his/or her own. And just as long as he or she keeps his or her beliefs to himself or herself and does not feel the need to convert the world or condemn the world, we can reach an amicable agreement; happiness, peace, and tranquility. The same holds true for Christianity; my belief is; all religions hold keys to the one true religion; however, faith holds the key to true knowledge of God.]