I Love Chicken  and Steak...

I love chicken  and steak! I think God put the animals here for us to eat some of them. How do you think people eat back in the days of the bible? If God didn't want us to eat them he wouln't have taught them to hunt!
southernblueeyedgirl southernblueeyedgirl
26-30, F
6 Responses Jun 4, 2007

I agree with secondrule.<br />
Furthermore, you're implying that your god is cool with us wasting "his" beautiful Earth. Eating meat to survive is one thing, slaughtering tens of millions of animals to feed an increasingly obese population is another. Consider this:<br />
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-It takes 2,500 gallons of water, 12 pounds of grain, 35 pounds of topsoil and the energy equivalent of one gallon of gasoline to produce one pound of feedlot beef. WHAT A WASTE.<br />
-70% of US grain production is fed to livestock. We could feed the world, but nah, we'd rather feed cows so we can get even fatter.<br />
-5 million acres of rain forest are felled every year in South and Central America alone to create cattle pasture. Your need for meat must be more important than rare species that may not have even been discovered yet.<br />
-Roughly 20% of all currently threatened and endangered species in the US are harmed by livestock grazing.<br />
-Animal agriculture is a chief contributor to water pollution. America's farm animals produce 10 times the waste produced by the human population. Your urge to eat meat is apparently more important than the possibility of your grandchildren having clean water to drink.<br />
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Just some food for thought. Happy Earth Day!

. . . the whole "dominion over all things that creepeth" part is in Genesis, as in it is said to/about Adam and Eve, who were most likely vegan.

This is probably the most asinine thing I've read on here.<br />
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For one thing, "I think God put the animals here for us to eat some of them." - what the heck does that mean?! Some of them? ok? what are we so post to do with the other animals?<br />
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Animals have feelings...They can laugh and cry and FEEL pain. They shouldnt be slaughtered just so people can eat them. <br />
And for one it is a personal choice and you have to choose.<br />
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But as for the whole God thing.... God GAVE us free will to choose what we want to do.Choose if we want to believe in him or not.He granted us with that. So He has givin us the free will to choose if we want to eat meat or not. And if we choose not to...Then its not a sin.

first of all, i agree with what Tardy and Second said. why would be force ourselves to never change because of some perceived obligation to do everything as it has been done it the past? do you live the same way people lived in Biblical times? you were probably born in a hospital, weren't you - that is a difference already.<br />
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as for God teaching people how to hunt - i don't know what you qualify as having been "taught be God", but us human beings can do a lot of things, and not all of them are good. being *able* to do something doesn't automatically mean it is a good idea.<br />
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you can eat meet if you want, but i don't understand why you are bothered enough to join a community of vegetarians just to post an illogical reason why you don't agree with our choice.

I've got to agree with TheTardyDodo here. First you give us the real reason why you are not a vegetarian (you like meat), then you assume that the Bible is an accurate account of history, and that it is the ruler by which we ought to measure out eating habits. And, on a final, completely arbitrary note, you mention that God taught people how to hunt. I definitely don't remember that part of the Bible.<br />
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But let's say that we take your tack and assume that some force, evolution or God or whatever, had a reason for humans being omnivores and are therefore not wrong to eat meat. We don't live in those days anymore. We're not fighting for basic survival anymore, at least not in first-world countries. We have an understanding of how nutrition works and can, therefore, find a more practical, environment-friendly diet, and meat does not need to be part of it.<br />
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But, that being said, I tried to be a vegetarian and found that it was interfering with my social life. I'd like to stop eating meat, but it just isn't feasible in my current situation unless if, by some miracle, all of my friends and associates suddenly elect to become vegetarians.

There are a lot of things that went on back in the days of the bible that we don't do now. Just because they did it then doesn't mean people should do it now. So your reasoning is a bit wonky on that front.<br />
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Also, who hunts animals for food these days? Not very many people. It's much more likely that the meat comes from vast factory farms and similiar sorts of institutions.