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#1 Old 05-04-2010, 10:09 AM
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My wife has been a vegetarian for about 10 years but i recently found this article which says basically she along with most of this site is living a lie because animal products are in almost everything!



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#2 Old 05-04-2010, 10:33 AM
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Living a lie!!!!1!11!!! Say it ain't so...

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Begin vegan isn't about completely eliminating animal products, it's about eliminating animal products in moderation; to the best of your ability. As long as you're always trying your hardest to avoid animal products, you are vegan.
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That's such a sad and disgusting reality, isn't it? I guess that's why we should stay away from processed foods as much as possible and just do our very best. At least people like us are trying to make a difference.



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Begin vegan isn't about completely eliminating animal products, it's about eliminating animal products in moderation; to the best of your ability. As long as you're always trying your hardest to avoid animal products, you are vegan.

I like that answer.



Gandhi said something along the lines of that the benefit of veg*ism to a persons character is that is a daily excercise in "self restraint for the benefit of others".



From that I would say that 100% success in eliminating products of death and suffering from our lifestyles is not really not that important.



The important thing more being how much genuine effort we put into trying.
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Gandhi said something along the lines of that the benefit of veg*ism to a persons character is that is a daily excercise in "self restraint for the benefit of others".



he shoulda tried to exercise some of that self restraint when he used to beat his wife up.
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he shoulda tried to exercise some of that self restraint when he used to beat his wife up.

A read of Gandhis auto-biography left me with the massive impression that the way he treated his wife when he was a younger man was a shame he never quite got over.



Rather nobley, I thought, Gandhi was also very much in to confessing his own sins and very much not one to confess the sins of others.
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My wife has been a vegetarian for about 10 years but i recently found this article which says basically she along with most of this site is living a lie because animal products are in almost everything!



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Hahaha! I always enjoy getting this argument from omnivores, it's so silly.



"Hey, did you know trace amounts of blah blah blah are in such and such product that you eat? Clearly this makes your whole argument for compassion irrelevant and we should all kill kill kill!!!!"



It's like saying that since it's impossible to be a nice person 100% of the time you should just be a giant *******. I'm sure you thought this was very clever when you posted it but you might wanna rethink that logic a little more.

"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn't we?" - Edgars Mission
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WG,



Very well put!



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It's like saying that since it's impossible to be a nice person 100% of the time you should just be a giant *******.

Excellent!
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I'm going back to eating dead animals, that has convinced me.
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It's like saying that since it's impossible to be a nice person 100% of the time you should just be a giant *******.

That gets a big from me as well!
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I'm going back to eating dead animals, that has convinced me.



Yep, same here.

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Just curious why the link was removed?
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Newbies are not allowed to post links to limit spam. The only exception is that we do allow newbie links that are veg*n related and offer something of value to the the thread.

It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities. ~A. Dumbledore
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That's why I find it better to cook at home instead of eating out so often. That and reading labels. All. The. Time.

Atame.
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It's like saying that since it's impossible to be a nice person 100% of the time you should just be a giant *******.



Wow thanks for the great quote WG. Sometimes you see a quote that makes almost TOO much sense. This is def going in my newbie vegan treasure chest
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The thought that occurs to me is, "if a building is on fire and I know that I can't save all the people inside, does that mean I shouldn't try to save any of them?"
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To me, the question isn't why the link was removed. The question is why the OP wasn't banned, since he's obviously not veg*n.



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I don't think he's coming back.

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#21 Old 05-10-2010, 12:02 AM
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Newbies are not allowed to post links to limit spam. The only exception is that we do allow newbie links that are veg*n related and offer something of value to the the thread.



Thanks...i am still trying to understand things here



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To me, the question isn't why the link was removed. The question is why the OP wasn't banned, since he's obviously not veg*n.



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good point...i wasn't really interested in what he was saying anyway...just wondering about the rules of the board...lol.
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