Tag: Vegetarianism

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About three years ago. I posted an essay on vegetarianism that was met with a chorus of disapproval. One reader was so annoyed that she was reduced to a sputtering “Oh please!” Others spelled out, in some detail (and with more relish than I thought seemly), just where I went wrong. I don’t think I […]

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Sin, Ancient and Modern

 

Cain killing Abel, marble relief on the facade of the Milan Cathedral, Duomo di Santa Maria Nascente. (Shutterstock.com)

When Cain becomes sullen and angry because his offering of the “fruits of the soil” is not as well received by God as his brother Abel’s offering of the “fat portions” of his sheep, God tells Cain that “sin is crouching at your door. It desires to have you, but you must master it.”

Well, we know how that turned out.

Quote of the Day: Vegetarian Philosophy

 

“But here’s my question. Why do the companies that sell ‘not meat’ — Frankenfoods made from plant cells and/or vegetable cocktails — spend millions of dollars to make it look exactly like meat? Wouldn’t that be a contradiction in vegetarian philosophy? ‘I’ve decided to chew leaves the rest of my life, but I want all the leaves to look like hot dogs.'” – Joe Bob Briggs

I am a vegan this week – and next. Voluntarily, although I hate it. Why? Because I believe God expects it from me. I am an Orthodox Christian. As @skipsul can explain, Orthodox are in the middle of the two-week Dormition Fast, observing the death of Mary, mother of Jesus. It is one of four fast periods for the devout Orthodox observer, where we forgo meat and dairy (and usually fish).

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And they didn’t tell me about it, either. That’s what bothers me the most.  Water buffalo tastes like gamey mutton or gamey elk. Actually, it’s worse — so I returned it to the kitchen and got some pork ribs instead (they were great, by the way). Evidently, some of the states here have made it […]

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