Originally Posted by naturalsusta
what do you really think of meat. this is what i think.
what really bothers me is that i don't like when people put a bad reputation on meat. i don't know if i'm saying that right hehe. i don't like when people lable meat is dirty and filthy and all out unclean. also when meat is looked upon in disgust. for me being a christian. i pray over mainly everything i eat. when you pray over your food it is cleansed. that food has been sanctified by the word of God. it is holy. it is a creature of God. it's not unclean. also, another thing i'm finding confusing is that i don't understand how you can love animals and call their flesh disgusting? how do you do that? is it disgusting because is has died? would you think that it is disgusting if the animal is not dead? do you think that the flesh is disgusting when you look at it? i'm confused. i don't know if many here just think that animal flesh or meat is dirty and unclean or just that you don't like animal flesh because you know that is was a living animal at first?
will somebody please talk on this matter. i would really like to hear from you. thanks in advance. God bless.
I'm a Christian and I'm confused. Are you posting this pro-meat or am I having difficulties reading because my eyes are too tired and my brain is mush?
I believe Jesus was a vegetarian. Was it said in the bible that he ate meat? Sure, he fed the people fish and bread, but did it ever say that Jesus himself ate the fish? No. And, sure, there was the Last Supper, but it didn't say what He ate, did it? No, I'm pretty sure it didn't.
Hmm. How is eating a dead animal clean, even if it is prayed over? That meat, prayed over or not, is still filled with chemicals and toxins...and it's still a dead corpse. I'm trying so hard not to sound mean--so please don't think I'm trying to be mean or cruel, because I'm normally a very peaceful person.
Jesus' message was one of love, peace, and kindness. The slaughter of countless animals every year, for many years, is not one bit loving, peaceful, or kind.
That's really all I have to say right now.
(BTW, rabid_child, it's not right to stereotype one religion like that. I took it personally. There are good Christians out there, who follow whatever they can, and try set an example; yes, there are bad Christians (like my dad), who *think* they are doing things right, but they are only giving Christians a bad name. And, lastly, I may be pro-life, but I DO believe in gay rights.)