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Date Posted: 15:17:37 02/22/07 Thu
Author: TastingTheBlood
Subject: I like this topic
In reply to: Eppy 's message, "Somewhere there is a scipture that says we shouldn't forbid people to eat meat..." on 14:22:05 02/22/07 Thu

My wife was raised in a family where they were taught that being a vegetarian was wrong... not necessarily a sin, though. I think it had something to do with the Lord giving us the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air. To not eat them is somehow refusing blessings or something.

Here is my opinion and how I try to live... I believe our society eats WAY too much meat. I'm not saying this is wrong, but something isn't right when millions of cows are raised and sent down a long line to be slaughtered without a second thought. I think the fear of vegetarians comes from people not wanting to know about this mass, thoughtless slaughter.

Ideally, I think people should only eat meat if it was killed by those people or very locally (neighbors, family, ward members, etc...) and, of course, only when it is necessary.

HOWEVER, I can't help but question someone's sanity if they are dead-set against eating meat, even if they must do it to survive. I mean, get real. As long as someone admits they would eat meat if they had to, then I have 100% respect for them. LOL.

As a result of the way my wife was raised, she has or makes meat with almost every meal. Like I said, personally I feel it's certainly not ideal, but hey, it keeps this helpless male fed. : )

I once went a month without meat as an experiment. I was told I would feel more tired than usual and lose an unhealthy amount of weight. (At 6'1" 225 at the time, unhealthy would have been like more than 50... LOL) Nothing at all changed or felt any different. I did lose around 5 lbs, though.

All in all, (you're just another brink in the wall... J/K) eating meat is one of those things that only we can decide for ourselves. Many have this illusion of Mass Mormon MicroManagement. People often forget that those of us in the church, even GAs, have opinions and personal preferences. A friend of mine said that his bishop chastized the whole congregation once for reading scriptures during the meeting. Is it doctrine that scripture reading during church is wrong? Of course not! LOL That would be lame!

Kellen Nebelski

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