Stop Eating Animals! It is Against the Plan of God!

by Steve Ray on April 20, 2011

indexnobeefIF YOU EAT ANIMALS YOU ARE VIOLATING THE PLAN OF GOD.

YOU SHOULD BE A VEGAN AND EAT NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS, INCLUDING FISH, EGGS, MILK, YOGURT, LOCUSTS OR MEAT.

IS THIS **REALLY** GOD’S PLAN?

MY RESPONSE TO A VEGAN CRITIC (updated 4/22/11)

The original blog and comments

An added comment. It was asserted that many saints and Catholic ascetics were vegans. My response:

“One more comment about ascetics who supposedly ate a vegan diet. In modern terms, they were not vegans. Veganism today is usually not simply a simple diet but an ideology which says that eating meat is cruelty, exploitation of animals and is morally wrong.

Christian ascetics ate a simple diet as a form of fasting and penance. They did NOT avoid eating because they thought eating an animal was immoral. To do so would be to say Jesus had acted immorally. They avoided meat because it was an extravagant pleasure.

Just as they would not wear a mink coat because it was an extravagance, so they did not eat meat because it too was considered – not a sin or immoral act – but an extravagance. For most of history meat, like a fur coat, was an expensive indulgence of the rich.
This distinction is important in the discussion of Christianity and veganism. The ascetics were not vegans in the same sense or for the same reason as most modern ideological vegans. They simply ate a simple diet which avoided luxuries like meat (and fur coats).”

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Anil Wang April 20, 2011 at 11:15 PM

My response is simpler, why do vegans hate plants?

Because they’re not like us? Plants are alive too. Unlike animals, they can’t even defend themselves, so when you pick on a plant you’re picking on a life that’s more vulnerable. Plus, you’re picking on a whole lot more lives. One cow can feed you for weeks. One plant won’t even be enough for the appetizer of a single meal. So if you really want to save lives, eat only meat.:-)

Jen April 23, 2011 at 4:43 AM

Jesus ate lamb. Enough is enough people

Mike Oxlong June 14, 2012 at 5:26 AM

i hate all jews and christians- so we should eat them instead of animals and plants. Apparently jews taste abit like lion when barbequed :-)

clive holland July 28, 2012 at 11:29 AM

It is a contentious issue as to whether Jesus ate lamb, although I will acknowledge that the old testament is full of references to animal sacrifice, including lambs. However, it is my view that any ‘God’ that is benign, would never sanction the slaughter of any intelligent sentient being. I used to be a meat eater, until I saw some lambs slaughtered. These creatures were only a few months old. To see their fear with my own eyes was something that I will never forget. I would save every last one if I had the power to do so. Vegetarianism is morally and spiritually right. There is no argument to justify animal slaughter if we have an alternative. When all humanity embraces this ethic the world will be a better place. I live in hope.

Madeline O'Neal March 30, 2013 at 2:25 AM

It isn’t/ shouldn’t be within our right to take a life. That being said, for those of you who love meat and use God and the bible as an excuse saying that Jesus ate meat(fish) and it clearly states that Jesus was not a sinner than it is okay to eat meat, let me remind you back then we didn’t have slaughter houses where animals are cruelly and brutally killed by hundreds, thousands, and millions. Back then it was done a little more tastefully. ( though even then it wasnt right in my opinion.) So when your eating your hot dog or hamburger think about what that animal went through and if God would really approve/be okay with you taking advantage of his creation?
Reply to Anil Wang- You really think animals can defend them selves against what human kind has become? We have guns, knives, and machines. Their only defence is their beaks, teeth, and strength. And incase you didn’t know we take that away from them. So next time you want to make an ignorant comment please don’t and consider how much that comment offends vegans and vegetarians.

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