So, I've been worried about this Easter Dinner I'm going to tomorrow.
1) it's an omnivore dinner
2) I don't know these people
3) I don't want to sit there with an empty plate with people mad at me for not eating steak/manicotti/whatever else they have available that I'm choosing to not consume.
4) if I sit there with an empty plate, they'll think I'm anorexic, when, in fact, I'm pretty big on eating (it's a number one thing to do for me ^_^)
anywho, to the point of this post....
I put in my myspace blog how I'm concerned about sunday (the only time at that point that I'd mentioned this dinner at all):
I got larger fish to try not to fry....like...finding recipes for sunday as I'm going to someone's house to celebrate easter and their house will be for the hearty omnivore *rolls eyes nervously*
that was all I wrote in regards to the dinner! The entire rest of the blog was regarding many many many off-vegan topic things (ie-busted tire on my car yesterday morning, packing to move, etc etc)
so my friend responds with this
I thought you didnt eat meat. And what the hell is wrong with omnivores. Being vegan doesnt make you any better than anyone else steph. Its a life choice, not a martyrdom. I really hate that attitude that I get from a lot of vegans that they are better because they dont eat animals or animal products. Sorry you're not get over it thats your choice to do or not to do doesnt make you better than me. The bible says animals are here for us to eat, and it also says to not judge others we are all essentially equal. So just respect they eat meat, dont think that makes them bad people because it doesnt, and if it does only god has the right to judge them for it YOU DONT!
I'm really upset about this cuz she's a really good friend of mine, but apparently she really doesn't like my choice in food, which is pretty lame.
I responded, but I'm not quite sure I responded well....
She's been my friend for years now (since high school) for her to be considerably pissed at me without good reason.
BTW-she's not christian, last time I checked, which does insult the situation/her response quite a bit. She's disrespecting spirituality, among other things. and btw, I'm also not christian, although I believe in a lot of catholic stuff as well as saints, but my issue is that I believe other things as well...pagan in nature, and would not quote/paraphrase the bible since it's not my main source of belief/spirituality.
what to do??